bill·​ing | \ ˈbi-liŋ How to pronounce billing (audio) \

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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In Kansas City, the money has come from McGee's chiropractic practice, where billing was anything but common: There were no bills. Eric Adler, kansascity, "Unmasked: Inside the miraculous, mad, mysterious life of Dr. MooMoo," 17 June 2018 Surprise billing is the term for what happens to patients who try to follow the rules of their insurance plan, but get tripped up as the Zangas did. Sarah Gantz,, "A night of pain sent them to the ER. A surprise bill from the doctor added to the misery," 1 May 2018 There's also a $40 maximum summer credit for any one billing period, the ordinance said. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Parking adjustments decided in Griffith," 5 June 2019 In a showdown expected to be a pitching duel between Pritchett and Austin High’s Danielle Serna that would come down to the smallest of margins, the scenario lived up to the billing. Terrence Thomas,, "Cougarettes earn return trip to state," 4 June 2019 Kaleb Cowart, the Angels’ top pick of the 2010 draft who has not lived up to the billing, is back at triple-A trying to become a two-way player. Maria Torres,, "Two-way player Erik Rivera feared Puerto Rico hurricanes would end his career. Now he’s an Angels draft pick," 4 June 2019 Quest outsources its billing collections to Optum360, which in turn used American Medical Collection Agency for such services. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Quest Diagnostics breach may have exposed personal data for nearly 12 million patients," 3 June 2019 According to Lyons, a typical household water customer consumes approximately 13 ccf, or cubic square feet by 100, in a bi-monthly billing period. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Water rates may be going up in Aurora," 3 June 2019 His 2-Year-Old Daughter to the Emergency Room Trauma fees vary widely across the United States, according to Medliminal, a company that specializes in identifying medical billing errors. Maria Pasquini,, "Family Gets $18,000 Hospital Bill After Their Son Was Treated with a Bottle of Formula and a Nap," 6 July 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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