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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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3) has basically the same assignments, except that the wall is set up on the left side of the LTE, while the RTE protects the QB and the RH takes charge of kicking out the contain man on the left side.
Craig Pawson takes charge |of tomorrow's game at the Stadium of Light HUNTER'S VERDICT Sunderland'S home form needs to improve, and the Black Cats will see this as an opportunity to pick up a much-needed victory.
Young, who went on to play for Newport County and is now the Conference club's assistant manager to Peter Beadle, takes charge of FiC next week.
In 1784, English Captain Richard Bolitho takes charge of the frigate Undine, collects what crew he can scrape together, and sets off on a secret assignment to India and the East Indies.
Hamilton will join the selection sub-committee who will ultimately decide who takes charge, with Bryan Robson, Philippe Troussier, Peter Reid and Kenny Dalglish among the names linked with the post.
RUGBY UNION: The Welsh and English contingent on this summer's Lions tour of Australia will be reacquainted with referee Steve Walsh when he takes charge of the opening game of the trip against the Barbarians.