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MSA

(1) (Metropolitan Service Area) An urban area with at least 50,000 people plus surrounding counties. There are 306 MSAs and 428 RSAs (rural service areas) in the U.S. MSAs and RSAs are used to allocate cellular licenses.

(2) (Medical Savings Account) See healthcare IT.
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The MSA was designed to address concerns over the cost of health insurance.
Taxpayers using the Medicare+Choice MSA option should have more flexibility as to which medical providers they use, as some physicians will not accept patients that choose the traditional Medicare option.
The MSA suspects that the fishing boat had been illegally operating in Japanese waters, the officials said.
The greatest SPC sin of all, worse than lack of training and misguided techniques, is the lack of MSA.
While employers with more than 50 employees are currently restricted from offering this federal tax-favored health benefit to their employees, they can still offer MSA-style programs--albeit with limited tax benefit (see sidebar, "The MSA Concept Holds True for All").
According to the ruling, to qualify as an MSA high-deductible family health plan, benefits cannot be paid to any family member until the entire family's annual medical expenses exceed $3,000.
Republicans claim that under the MSA plan seniors would get a sweet deal.
The 10X10 MSA standardized the 2km optical specification in record time and plans to do the same for a 10km specification this year," said Scott Kipp, Senior Technologist at Brocade and the 10X10 MSA Chair.
Gallagher, vice president of the Metals and Advanced Manufacturing Division of MSA, participants pledge that this information is accurate and verifiable and risk running afoul of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements if it is not.
The MSA program is a test, not a permanent change in policy.
The idea is for smaller medical expenditures to be paid out of the MSA while larger expenses, as for surgery, are covered by catastrophic insurance.
It highlights the importance of considering MRI as a good imaging tool to increase accuracy in diagnosing MSA in the relevant clinical scenario.