bill·ing | \ˈbi-liŋ \

Definition of billing 

1 : advertising or public promotion (as of a product or personality) also : relative prominence of a name in such promotion got top billing

2 : total amount of business or investments (as of an advertising agency) within a given period

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Physicians would spend less time on administrative responsibilities like paperwork and billing, and more time seeing patients, which boosts both their work satisfaction and income. Jonathan Michels, STAT, "Is this the year the AMA finally joins the single-payer movement?," 8 June 2018 Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway on Wednesday released a follow-up audit to one her office issued last year that found the rural hospital was involved in $90 million in questionable billings. Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "Things still aren’t going well for Missouri hospital skewered by an audit last year," 11 July 2018 Fire-Rescue generated $42.7 million in transport billings in 2013-14 but collected only $20.9 million. Lois K. Solomon,, "County fails to collect $12 million in ambulance fees," 10 July 2018 One nurse practitioner at a CPS clinic in Cleveland, Tenn., generated $1.1 million in urine-test billing that year, according to Medicare records analyzed by KHN. Fred Schulte, Washington Post, "Tennessee-Based Pain Management Group To Close Clinics Amid Financial Turmoil," 9 July 2018 The cost of a new billing system with Seattle Public Utilities soared from $48 million to $110 million. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "‘Alarm bell’ over City Light spending as Seattle council considers rate increases," 9 July 2018 The alleged scheme, resulting in more than $2.4 million in fraudulent billing, is said to have taken place between January and October 2017. Joshua Sharpe, ajc, "DeKalb counselor charged with Medicaid fraud in massive national case," 29 June 2018 The hospice outfit now owned by Kindred had paid $25 million in penalties in 2012 to settle accusations of improper billing. Reed Abelson, New York Times, "When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company," 22 June 2018 The combined entity has almost $70 million in billings. Suzanne Vranica, WSJ, "Former Droga5 and Disney Executives Form New Ad-Holding Company," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of billing

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for billing

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