FEDERAL FUNDS Definition

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FEDERAL FUNDS are reserve balances that depository institu­tions lend each other, usually on an overnight basis. In addition, federal funds include certain other kinds of borrowings by depository institutions from each other and from federal agencies.

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CASE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT, in healthcare, is a hospital payment system in which a hospital is reimbursed for each discharged inpatient at rates prospectively established for groups of cases with similar clinical profile and resource requirements.

POINTS are additional fee paid to a lender. Points are generally stated as a percent of the total amount borrowed and are in essence prepaid interest. Points paid can be deducted over the life of the loan.

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