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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WASHINGTON -- Higher copays could result in an increase of over $1 billion in federal spending for medical services, warn the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).
Collecting copays and deductibles is essential in today's tight healthcare environment.
Eliminating or reducing copays on employees' prescription drugs are the latest attempts by employers to curb health-care costs.
Her study of the health records of more than 93,000 statin users in employer-sponsored health plans demonstrated that higher copays were associated with significantly lower medication adherence, which in turn was linked to more emergency department visits and cardiovascular hospitalizations.
In the past, the plan has offered a two-tiered benefit, with lower copays for generics and higher copays for brand-name drugs.
She studies a projection of insurance premiums, out-of-pocket costs, deductibles and copays.
Copays are now $20 to $50 in many plans, not the $5 they once were.
Copays are often used in managed care to control utilization and keep costs in check.
Pharmaceutical companies provide offset cards to reduce or eliminate patient copays, with a growing number of companies offering these cards to employees/plan members.
The up-front copays were removed from traditional PPO plans, and in their place consumers were given HSAs to help pay for routine expenses with tax-free dollars.
Percentage of Health Plans Offering Three-Tiered Copays Spring 1998 36% Fall 1998 52% Spring 1999 60% Fall 1999 67% Source: Scott-Levin surveys of health plans representing an estimated 56% of U.
According to the data, transportation and financial services employees are paying more for office visit copays than those employees in the manufacturing, services and wholesale industries.