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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Sources: Bills from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Center and associated medical providers; Cindi Gatton, Pathfinder Patient Advocacy Group The complexity of billing is itself costly—Mr. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "John Stockman’s Medical Bills Topped $1 Million. What Happened?," 27 Dec. 2018 For now, Underwood's office encourages anyone with questions about their New York hospital billing to contact its health care bureau at 800-428-9071. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Hospitals Billed Sexual Assault Survivors for Rape Kits. Now They're Paying the Price.," 29 Nov. 2018 Of the Asian games at the Asian Games, sepaktakraw should get some billing as a festival event. Raj Moham Viswanathan, Fox News, "Thais digging in to keep an Asian game at the Asian Games," 25 Aug. 2018 But second billing has to go to the latter’s dance moves—the grooves that launched a million memes, GIFs, and a trending Twitter moment. Vogue, "Armie Hammer, Young Jean Lee, and the Cast of Straight White Men Celebrate Their Opening Night at DaDong," 24 July 2018 In March, CBS News investigated questionable billing at rural hospitals in Georgia and Florida. CBS News, "Auditor "shocked" by massive billing schemes at rural hospitals," 16 May 2018 The complaints about two life insurance companies piled up: California customers said Accordia Life & Annuity Co. and Athene Annuity & Life Co. hadn’t sent them billing statements or annual reports and then let their policies lapse. Samantha Masunaga,, "Life insurers let policies lapse and double-billed customers, California commissioner says," 12 June 2018 Hodges provided a partial billing statement for his cellphone, at The Post’s request, showing a 24-minute call with Sexton starting at 2:16 p.m. that day., "Attorney says Roy Moore supporters offered him $10,000 to drop client who accused the Senate candidate of sexual impropriety," 23 Mar. 2018 According to city and county billing statements, the company charges $81 an hour for field technicians. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Company San Diego hired for power-washing overbilled county 20 out of 20 times, records show," 18 Mar. 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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