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Allowed amount

The maximum amount a plan will pay for a covered health care service. May also be called โ€œeligible expense,โ€ โ€œpayment allowance,โ€ or โ€œnegotiated rate.โ€
If your provider charges more than the planโ€™s allowed amount, you may have to pay the difference. (See