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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.
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copayment

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

copayment

n (US) → Zuzahlung f (zu Medikamenten etc)
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co·pay·ment

, copay
n. pago compartido.
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copayment, copay

(fam) n copago
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In May 1997, the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) implemented a co-payment policy, requiring inmates to be assessed a $3 co-payment for routine health care services that they request.
The budget will reintroduce competitive bidding and a 20% co-payment for outpatient lab services under Medicare.
If there's a new Medicare MCO in the region offering a fabulous deal--free eyeglasses, a $5 co-payment for prescriptions, full hearing aid coverage and cab fare to and from the doctor's office--watch out.
According to HCFA, the onus is on each provider facility not to bill Medicare more than the $1,500 amount (which is actually more like $1,200 when you figure in the co-payment).
That means the HMO option appeals primarily to the healthy elderly, who are less interested in doctor choice than in avoiding the 20 percent co-payment demanded under Medicare's fee-for-service system.
Jim McDermott, D-WA; and health-care policy organizations try to accomplish at the state level what President Clinton failed to do at the national level: enact mandates that force employers to provide their employees with health insurance (and kick in a 50 percent co-payment), create standard benefits packages, and impose cost-containment standards on all businesses.
Participants using a particular drug for the first time are required to pay a $15 co-payment for brand-name or $5 for generic drugs, and they receive a 30-day supply of the drug.
The main difference between the plans was the co-payment rate--the percentage of health expenses paid by the family--which was 0, 25, 50, or 95 percent.
George Oppong Danquah, has warned that the authority would apply severe sanctions against health facilities that engage in co-payment under the Health Insurance Scheme.
It seems as though, through insurance, the pharmacies are doing lavish business because they not only get 20 to 30 per cent co-payment from the patient but also recover the balance amount from respective insurance companies, for selling complete packets.