skimping


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skimping

The delaying or denial of services to members of a prepaid or “capped” health plan, as a means of controlling costs.

Rationale
Because the monies received by the health plan remain constant, providing “extra” services is more costly to the plan.

Examples
Delaying cataract surgery or reducing approvals of costly procedures, to levels below what is considered appropriate by knowledgeable practitioners.

'skimping'

Managed care The delaying or denial of services to members of a prepaid or 'capped' health plan, to control costs–because the monies received by the health plan remain constant, providing 'extra' services is more costly to the plan. See Skimming, Capitation.
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As Americans increasingly are eating out now more than ever, and as a result, are increasing fat consumption and skimping out on important nutrients such as calcium, according to the National Dairy Council (NDC).
New research shows skimping on sleep causes advanced ageing.
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The military refused to loan helicopters to Defensores to fight the flames from the air, and Defensores' executive director, Oscar Nunez, publicly complained that "the government is skimping and making very little effort to fight the fires."
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Measuring 25% to 40% shorter than their three-platen counterparts, two-platen machines not only save valuable floor space, but do so without skimping on clamp-end specifications.
This "skimping" on the quality of care may place the patient's health at risk.
Britain needs a smart state, not the pennypinching small state where Osborne & Co's skimping leaves us with a costly nightmare.
The creamy chicken pasta with mushrooms was tasty and had a great sauce, not too rich and not too watery with enough of it to cover the penne without skimping.
New research reveals that despite increased awareness of healthy eating, over a third are skimping on a proper breakfast with 15% missing it out completely.
In some 40 lawsuits reportedly filed in the United States, the corporate behemoth--its annual sales is greater than the gross domestic product (GDP) of all but two Latin American economies--has been accused of using third-party contractors who hire illegal immigrants to work below minimum wage; of forcing employees to work overtime without pay; of busting up attempts to unionize; and of skimping on worker and retirement compensation.
But that didn't mean skimping. Sugar Hill shows that good design is possible on a limited budget, less than $80 per square foot.