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The amount of money that a local Social Services Department in the UK may invoice a person receiving a service.
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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.
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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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Owens refereed his fifth European final in seven seasons when he took charge of the Amlin Challenge Cup Final between Leinster and Stade Francais on Friday night.
Mani was given the role of project manager, and took charge of other hopefuls in the reality TV programme cooking up food for a noodle bar at the annual Thames Festival.
Interim executive director Matthew Brockmeier, who took charge of both groups in July, said the move was designed to consolidate member bases and services, and facilitate collaboration between the groups.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 31 (ANI): Senior IPS officer Vivek Kumar Johri on Saturday took charge as the new Director-General of Border Security Force (BSF).
He has been a controversial appointment in the past when refereeing the Blues as he was born in Wythenshawe and took charge of games against both Manchester United and City.
Hafeez Sheikh reached finance ministry office on Saturday where he took charge of his office.
Schuettengruber has never been in the middle for a game involving a senior Scottish side, but took charge of Scotland Under-17s when they played Macedonia and Italy in 2015.
Luis Enrique takes the Spain job as the permanent successor to Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on the eve of the World Cup after it was announced he was taking over at Real Madrid following the tournament.Fernando Hierro took charge at Russia 2018 but could only lead Spain to a last-16 exit on penalties to the hosts, a second successive disappointing World Cup for the 2010 champions.
And he also took charge of the clash between South Korea and Germany, which saw the reigning champions defeated 2-0, thus confirming their exit before the knockout stages.
The 46-year-old also took charge as Town beat Leeds 2-1 at Elland Road in the Championship in 2013.
And the Parkhead side will be hoping the outcome is the same as the last time he took charge of one of their matches.
The high-scoring guard took charge in the end game, pouring 17 of the Heavy Bombers' 25-point fourth period to finish with 21 points, five rebounds, and two assists.