Glossary of Terms

Facility charge: This is a charge for using the facility to perform a service at a Dartmouth-Hitchcock location. If the charge is listed as N/A, there is no charge for the use of the facility for that service. Some services listed can also be done by Dartmouth-Hitchcock providers at local hospitals. Other hospitals may charge their own facility fee. Please contact the hospital directly to get facility charge information.

Hospital-based ambulatory service (HBAS) charge: A charge based on a classification system for billing that identifies services provided in a Dartmouth-Hitchcock office. This includes charges in all doctors' offices at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, Manchester, and Nashua.

Professional charge: Charges for services provided by a salaried staff physician or other provider (nurse practitioner or physician assistant), which are billed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Group Practice.