JP>EN Medical billing terms
Thread poster: Matthias Hirsh

Matthias Hirsh  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:40
Member (2018)
Japanese to English
Jan 29, 2019

I'm working on a hospital receipt and am having trouble telling whether 負担割 and 自費 are both "copay". If they are, why are they using two different terms?

Also, I found an earlier Q&A addressing this question already, but the respondent seemed a little unsure, so I want to double check: What would 自課20under 区分 refer to? The earlier respondent guessed that it might refer to how much of the copay was taxable, so "Copay taxable 20%". I'd really appreciate it if s
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I'm working on a hospital receipt and am having trouble telling whether 負担割 and 自費 are both "copay". If they are, why are they using two different terms?

Also, I found an earlier Q&A addressing this question already, but the respondent seemed a little unsure, so I want to double check: What would 自課20under 区分 refer to? The earlier respondent guessed that it might refer to how much of the copay was taxable, so "Copay taxable 20%". I'd really appreciate it if someone more experience could verify this.
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Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:40
Member (2014)
Japanese to English
Study the underlying system Jan 29, 2019

Meghan Hirsh wrote:
I'm working on a hospital receipt and am having trouble telling whether 負担割 and 自費 are both "copay". If they are, why are they using two different terms?

Well, this is why it's useful to have a proper understanding of the underlying system. I don't do medical, but isn't it something like 自費 being the total amount payable and 負担割 (presumably 自己負担割合) being the amount that the patient themselves has to bear?

You should read a few Japanese sources on the health insurance system. This is a start, but it's only a definition, not an explanation. You need to go a bit deeper. That's what a specialisation is all about - having stuff like this down pat.

[Edit] Quick search on Amazon: any of these might be a good starter.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_ja_JP=カタカナ&url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=健康保険

Dan

[Edited at 2019-01-29 10:56 GMT]


 


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