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Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

For example, an interest rate is determined by the ratio between the principal and interest.

Rate is also used synonymously with tax.


noun amount, assessment, charge, cost, expense, fare, fee, hire, magno, obligation, pace, parvo emere, price, quotation, standard, tempo, valuation, value, velocity, worth
Associated concepts: legal rate of interest, rate of exchange


verb aestimare, appraise, apprize, assess, class, classify, compute, determine, esteem, estimate, evaluate, figure, fix the price of, gauge, grade, judge, measure, merit, price, quantify, rank, reckon, set a value on, tag, value, weigh
See also: amount, appraise, arrange, assess, assessment, calculate, caliber, charge, classify, cost, criticize, differential, duty, earnings, estimate, evaluate, expense, face amount, frequency, gauge, inveigh, levy, measure, organize, par, pigeonhole, price, quality, rebuke, reprehend, sum, tax, worth

RATE. A public valuation or assessment of every man's estate; or the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.; Harr. Dig. h.t.; 1 Hopk. C. R. 87.

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This data is intended to help hospitals better understand the payer's perspective related to the market when it comes to Medicare bundled case rates and population heath," said Roger Shaul, President at PMMC.
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1) SIC 45 was excluded from the table because the change in its restricted-activity case rate may have been influenced by the reclassification of air courier operations.
The company says those patients whose conditions have progressed and have already developed catastrophic diseases will be covered by Avandel's Case Rate or Per Member Per Month (PMPM) Products and receive the appropriate care through its specialized medical management.
The District of Columbia has the highest AIDS case rate in the nation.
The SCP single case rate includes the cost of surgeon(s), anesthesia, implants, facility and post-operative care, with treatment provided by highly credentialed orthopedic surgeons and ASCs for prompt access to top quality care.
0 or a days away from work due to injury or illness (DAFWII) case rate at or above 5.
Comparison between the 2 study periods showed that the decline in overall case rate was associated with a decrease in the rate of clustered cases from 7.
The evidence-informed case rate encompasses all providers treating the patient for that condition and is allocated among them in accordance with that portion of the clinical practice guideline they negotiate to deliver," she said.
The DRG system then uses these relative weights to determine case rate mix, and ultimately hospital reimbursement.
The decline in the case rate was reflected in both the goods-producing and service-producing industries.
The tuberculosis case rate in the United States is declining, but the rate of decline from 2003 to 2004 was the lowest in a decade, and racial disparities remain a concern, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.