copayment

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co·pay·ment

 (kō′pā′mənt)
n.
A specified sum of money that patients covered by a health insurance plan pay for a given type of service, usually at the time the service is rendered.

copayment

(kəʊˈpeɪmənt)
n
a fee paid by a subscriber to a service for the use of additional services not covered by the subscription
Translations

copayment

n (US) → Zuzahlung f (zu Medikamenten etc)

co·pay·ment

, copay
n. pago compartido.

copayment, copay

(fam) n copago
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Tenders are invited for Provide Issue payments for monthly or quarterly health insurance premiums, deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance on behalf of certified enrollees to insurance providers, employers, medical clinics, and other providers of medical services.
With GPs facing greater economic pressure and the health minister considering legislative changes to make it easier for GPs to charge, "GP co-payments, like Lazarus, may rise again from the dead", the researchers said.
The alternative benchmark plan carries higher co-payments and deductibles for employees to pay, but has no premium increase, he said.
Prescription payment assistance, which drug makers have been offering for several years, helps offset co-payments and co-insurance on extremely costly therapies.
As of that date, Section 511 excludes from inpatient and outpatient co-payments veterans VA has determined are catastrophically disabled (CD).
This new innovative Medicare Part D plan can provide significant savings on monthly plan premiums and prescription medicine co-payments and cost-shares for Medicare beneficiaries, including seniors and people with disabilities.
Annual costs paid by families for intravenous infusion of home parenteral nutrition (HPN) health insurance premiums, deductibles, co-payments for health services, and the wide range of out-of-pocket home health care expenses are presented.
Nurses would be very concerned if GP employers decided to raise the co-payments for nurses as a result of a study into the cost effectiveness of practice nurses.
When Medicare managed care plans raise outpatient co-payments, they experience fewer outpatient visits but also more hospitalizations and longer inpatient stays, especially among chronically ill beneficiaries and those living in areas of poverty, a study showed.
Summary: The American University of Beirut and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have signed an agreement whereby the latter will reimburse the university for outstanding out-patient co-payments that have been due since July 2002, a university statement said on Monday.
But they stopped short of demanding that the UK Government allow patients the right to make co-payments, saying that this could lead to a two-tier health service.
Before January 2006 and the implementation of Medicare Part D, dual-eligible assisted living residents (those who receive Medicaid and Medicare benefits) were exempted from remitting co-payments for their prescription drugs.