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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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Owens, who is widely regarded as the best referee in the world, took charge of the Rugby World Cup final and was also in the middle for the entertaining Six Nations finale at Twickenham earlier this year.
Banti made headlines when he took charge of a stormy Europa League play-off tie in 2011 between Spartak Trnava and Lokomotiv Moscow.
JOINING the group of UPA- era governors who left or were sacked ever since the Narendra Modi government took charge in May, Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has resigned.
Webb, who took charge of the 2010 World Cup final and officiated in Brazil, said: "I have spent over a decade with the best seat in the house for Barclays Premier League matches, been lucky enough to be involved in nine major international tournaments, and taken charge of the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup finals.
The 43-year-old from the northern English town of Rotherham was a referee for 25 years and took charge of the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands in Johannesburg.
New Delhi, May 29 ( ANI ): Rajnath Singh on Thursday took charge as the Home Minister in the Narendra Modi government.
Sergei Shvetsov, deputy chairman, said his priority was to ensure nothing went wrong when the Bank of Russia took charge of overseeing markets on September 1.
ISLAMABAD -- Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan took charge as Minister of State for Privatisation on Saturday.
Owens took charge of his first full international when he refereed Japan v Ireland in 2005 and was on the referee's panel for the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups.
Atkinson also took charge of Liverpool''s home league game against Manchester City in November when he sent off City striker Mario Balotelli.
The Luxembourg whistler took charge of Celtic's clash with Caley Thistle yesterday and will be in the middle for Rangers' visit to Dundee United.
Since Minister Ziad Baroud took charge of the Ministry of Interior, he has been unable to come up with a solution to the interference of politics in the work of the security forces, and the indifference of each security apparatus to Baroud's orders, the leftist daily AL AKHBAR reported Monday.