uncompensated

adjective

un·​com·​pen·​sat·​ed ˌən-ˈkäm-pən-ˌsā-təd How to pronounce uncompensated (audio)
-ˌpen-
1
: not providing or provided with monetary compensation : not paid or compensated
uncompensated medical care/costs
uncompensated workers
… many thousands of our countrymen devote their rosy prime to the harsh and uncompensated work of writing poetry …Marilynne Robinson
2
a
: not corrected or affected by physiological compensation see compensation sense 1b
uncompensated congestive heart failure
b
: accompanied by a change in the pH of the blood
uncompensated acidosis

Examples of uncompensated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hospitals generally have struggled in recent years with high labor costs, staffing shortages, and rising levels of uncompensated care, according to Rick Gundling, a senior vice president with the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a nonprofit that works with healthcare finance executives. Stefanie Dazio, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Oct. 2023 Hospitals generally have struggled in recent years with high labor costs, staffing shortages and rising levels of uncompensated care, according to Rick Gundling, a senior vice president with the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a nonprofit that works with health care finance executives. Stefanie Dazio, Fortune, 4 Oct. 2023 An agreement would most likely involve Saudi Arabia convincing its allied Yemeni government to facilitate salary payments for Yemeni civil servants, who have gone uncompensated for years and are often their families’ main breadwinners. Shuaib Almosawa, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2023 Hospitals paid $176 million in provider taxes to the state in 2022, and provided more than $200 million in uncompensated care. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2023 In states that have opted in, rural hospitals have higher operating margins and spend less on uncompensated care. The Week Staff, The Week, 29 Apr. 2023 The pool of money is known as Medicare’s disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments and uncompensated care payments. Tara Bannow and Bob Herman, STAT, 4 Aug. 2023 Creatively expressing our feelings to others is time-consuming, uncompensated, and emotionally taxing—that is, at any rate, the message implicit in some of the marketing of large language models. WIRED, 29 June 2023 The activist group and nonprofit Working Artists and the Greater Economy (WAGE) sets minimum payment fees for artists to ensure their work doesn’t go uncompensated. Elizabeth Myong, Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of uncompensated was in 1775

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“Uncompensated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncompensated. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

uncompensated

adjective
un·​com·​pen·​sat·​ed -ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt-əd, -ˌpen- How to pronounce uncompensated (audio)
1
: accompanied by a change in the pH of the blood
uncompensated acidosis
uncompensated alkalosis
compare compensated
2
: not corrected or affected by physiological compensation
uncompensated congestive heart failure

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