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The amount of money that a local Social Services Department in the UK may invoice a person receiving a service.


Managed care The posted price of a service provided by a hospital or health care facility; Medicare requires hospitals to apply the same schedule of charges to all Pts, regardless of the expected sources or amount of payment. See Fees.


1. In electricity, the amount of electrical force present.
2. To add electrical energy to a battery.
3. The cost to the patient and/or the third-party payer for a medical service or hospitalization.

covered charge

A medical service reimbursable by a third-party payer.

customary and reasonable charge

The usual cost of a service to a patient. The term is used in the medical insurance industry to determine the amount the provider will be reimbursed for the service or procedure. Under Medicare, this is the lowest customary fee charged by a physician for a service or the prevailing fee of other area physicians for the same service.

maximum allowable charge

Abbreviation: MAC
In medical care financial management, the maximum reimbursement rate a health plan will allow for the cost of services such as prescribed medicines or professional fees.

prevailing charge

The typical fee that a health care provider bills for a service, e.g., an office visit or a surgical procedure.
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This is an important first step in improving electric vehicle charging access,'' said Tom Elliott, American Honda executive vice president.
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GE Capital informed those card holders by mail last week that it would begin charging them $25 per year if they don't carry a balance.
Gaylord examined the existing method for charging the furnaces, and working with specific target parameters, a system was designed to increase charge weights, charges per hour and drying capacity.
Just before the walkout, the council did approve a motion by Hernandez that ordered a review of charging sewer service charges to property owners with septic tanks.