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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Those laws take consumers out of the middle in billing disputes and force providers and insurers to negotiate directly for payment. Jonel Aleccia, The Seattle Times, "State laws ban surprise medical bills. A Washington woman got one for $227,000 — and fought back.," 30 Mar. 2019 My initial goal was to get a sense of how unpredictable and costly ER billing is across the country. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "I read 1,182 emergency room bills this year. Here’s what I learned.," 18 Dec. 2018 The latest version of Google’s browser was in the works over the past few months, touting features to help fight against abusive ad experiences by blocking manipulative ad designs and showing billing warning screens. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Google releases Chrome 71 with features to block abusive ads," 5 Dec. 2018 The hospitals also repeatedly failed to inform survivors about their billing options, according to the settlements. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Hospitals Billed Sexual Assault Survivors for Rape Kits. Now They're Paying the Price.," 29 Nov. 2018 Duren pointed out the two errors to the hospital billing office. Stephanie Booth, Fox News, "Is your hospital bill accurate?," 27 Sep. 2018 Will Washington product and Georgia quarterback transfer Jacob Eason finally fulfill his five-star billing? Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Spring practice primer: Eight (or more) breakout candidates for the UW Huskies," 27 Mar. 2019 Desperate to stay open, some hospitals got caught up in dubious billing schemes. CBS News, "Auditor "shocked" by massive billing schemes at rural hospitals," 16 May 2018 Herster also reported a false billing scheme by the College of Art before her firing. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii,, "Ex-LSU instructor hopes to take discrimination claims to Supreme Court," 9 May 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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