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bulk billing

The practice of charging the costs of a patient's care by a general practitioner, hospital, or other health service provider to Medicare, the Australian government's universal health insurance system. Primarily heard in Australia. Recent legislation is aimed at introducing a mandatory co-pay for all bulk billing by GPs and hospitals.
See also: billing, bulk

top billing

1. On a theatrical poster or playbill, the place at the top where a star's name is listed. I know you're disappointed, but Anita is a bigger star than you, so she gets top billing.
2. By extension, a position of prominence or recognition. You did the most work on this report, so you should get top billing on the cover.
See also: billing, top

bill and coo

To kiss, nuzzle, and talk sweetly with another person, typically a romantic partner. All my sister and her boyfriend do is bill and coo—it's so nauseating.
See also: and, bill, coo

bill and coo

LITERARY, OLD-FASHIONED
If two lovers bill and coo, they kiss and talk together in a loving way. I just have to stand there grinding my teeth while they bill and coo. Note: In this expression, lovers are being compared to a pair of doves touching their beaks or bills together and cooing.
See also: and, bill, coo

bill and coo

exchange caresses or affectionate words; behave or talk in a very loving or sentimental way. informal, dated
The image is of two doves, a long-established symbol of mutual love.
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bill and coo

in. to kiss and cuddle. (In the manner of love birds.) Keep an eye on those kids. They aren’t going to be satisfied with billing and cooing forever, you know.
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bill and coo

To kiss or caress and murmur endearments.
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bill and coo

To hug and kiss. A sweet old-fashioned phrase for necking, making out, smooching, or playing kissy-face—the way that courting birds touch bills and emit soft cooing noises before they get down to the real mating game.
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The DEP is offering this cost-saving program to help buildings that are showing high consumption of water based on their I-Mon reads or active meter billings.
Most of the errors found in the billing included non-adherence to contracts and contracted rates and hidden fees and surcharges that appear as taxes, math errors, duplicated charges for calls, disconnect failures, inconsistent billing increments, and many others.
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While it's best to disallow such charges, some large clients permit their outside law firms to bill at half their hourly billing rates for nonproductive travel time.
The DEP has introduced the Multi-Family Conservation Program that can be used in lieu of frontage and meter billing.
It may either contract with a billing service or use its own staff to process the bills for Medicare.
Our approach to quality, compliance, and specialized expertise in complementary specialties of the medical billing industry create a unique national company delivering value to emergency medical providers.
Polkomtel is a good example of the kind of operator where Intec Convergent Billing is an ideal choice for a major billing upgrade project," said Kevin Adams.
The proposals still do not address the problem with owners of high density buildings that have "fallen through the cracks" and ended up on metered billing when the frontage would be more equitable, and are therefore paying much higher rates than they should, asserted Freund of the RSA.
OSG Billing Services helps its clients turn statements and invoices into marketing tools; nearly 80 percent pair highlight color with personalized messaging to cross-sell new products and services to customers.
The key to conservation efforts is to give customers billing information," said Stephen Ostrega, deputy commissioner of DEP.
The UK's largest insurer, Norwich Union, part of the Aviva group, has contracted Intec to provide the billing technology for its Pay As You Drive Insurance(TM).
Moynihan said those taxpayers who had reductions that were not captured in the replacement billing will be able to get a new bill at City Collector.
NTP Software, the worldwide leader in the management and control of unstructured data, announced the availability of its NTP Software Storage Billing System.
SAN DIEGO -- Viterra Energy Services, the global leader in the consumption-based metering and billing of energy and water, introduces its new heat cost billing solution, optiheat(TM).