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co–payment

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noun co–pay·ment \ˈkō-ˌpā-mənt, ˌkō-ˈ\

Simple Definition of co–payment

  • : an amount of money that a person with health insurance is required to pay at the time of each visit to a doctor or when purchasing medicine

Full Definition of co–payment

  1. :  a small fixed fee that a health insurer (as an HMO) requires the patient to pay for certain covered medical expenses (as office visits or prescription drugs)

1966

First Known Use of co–payment

1966

Rhymes with co–payment


Medical Dictionary

co–payment

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noun co–pay·ment \(ˈ)kō-ˈpā-mənt\

Medical Definition of co–payment

  1. :  a relatively small fixed fee required by a health insurer (as an HMO) to be paid by the patient at the time of each office visit, outpatient service, or filling of a prescription




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