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Usual, Customary or Reasonable (UCR)

An industry term for the typical rates charged for services in a specific region. For example, if a surgeon in Virginia were to charge twice as much for a surgery as the average cost of that procedure in the area, those charges would not be considered usual, customary or reasonable.

Alternative Birthing Center

Health care provider offering a "non traditional" environment for birthing. These are generally more comfortable/flexible than hospital type environments.