cost sharing


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cost shar·ing

(kawst shār'ing)
The amount paid for medical services including coinsurance, copayment, or deductible.

cost sharing

An approach to health insurance in which the insured party pays for some of the services received, and the insurance sponsor, usually an employer, pays the rest. Methods of sharing costs between the insured and the sponsor include copayments, deductibles, and annual out-of-pocket expenses.
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"We are going to hold a public hearing to discuss details pertaining to the Seoul-Washington defense cost sharing sometime early next month," a foreign ministry official said.
"Cost sharing allows a private pilot to carry passengers and for those passengers to contribute towards the actual cost of the flight."
Trivedi, MD, of Brown University, Providence, R.I., and his colleagues conducted a difference-in-differences study of biennial screening mammography among 15,085 women aged 65-74 in 24 Medicare Advantage plans that eliminated cost sharing to provide full coverage for screening mammography.
* Costs must align with benefits --If the treatment costs are balanced with better effectiveness and safety, then cost sharing should be lower.
The cost sharing feature is currently available on Android and will be launched on iOS in the nearest future.
"There were issues regarding who would distribute the meat and who would get to choose the animals," he said, adding that several fights had already broken out among people cost sharing animals this year.
The NAIC, after its review of the standards under Section 3210, concluded that "it is very unclear that increased cost sharing will cause beneficiaries to limit their use of physicians' services to those that are Cyappropriate.' Therefore, our primary recommendation is that no cost sharing be introduced to Plans C and F.
The court rejected the IRS's position that arm's length was defined in the case of cost sharing as a sharing of the totality of costs.
For example, the current structure of traditional Medicare that includes Parts A (hospital insurance), B (supplementary medical insurance), and D (prescription drug coverage)--each with different deductibles and coinsurance rates and none with limits on beneficiary cost sharing requires enrollment in three distinct programs and is quite different from private health insurance plans.
In 2008, plans in the good health group generally had lower premiums, higher cost sharing for certain services, and fewer additional benefits than plans in the poor health group.
Rosemary Radcliffe, who chairs the independent Animal Health Responsibility and Cost Sharing Programme Advisory Group, will speak at a conference in Hexham on May 26 and will also address Beef Expo 2010 at the town's mart the following day.
RECENT DATA PUBLISHED by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) found that many Americans support the use of lower cost sharing as an incentive to change the way individuals use the healthcare system in order to reduce costs.