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health maintenance organization

noun closed medical organization, closed medical panel, connrolled medical coverage, supervised medical care Generally: group health care coverage, health maintenance coverage
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While the HMO would not normally require planning permission under 'permitted development' rights, it was called in by the council under a HMO policy.
Under the guidelines, an HMO cannot decline an application of a person living with HIV (PLHIV) on the sole basis of his or her HIV status.
HMO licensing is changing this year and from October 1 a licence will be required for HMOs of any size where there are five or more people forming two or more households where facilities are shared -removing a criteria that meant it only affect three-storey buildings.
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Funa also said the SCA for HMOs would serve as a tool in the conduct of a comprehensive study on health care industry in the country.
As of mid-2017, 25 HMOs have certificates of authority for license years 2017-2019.
Similarly, a higher percentage of HMOs had Category 2 hazards than non HMOs - 62% compared to 54% respectively.
"The Effect of HMOs on Fee-for-Service Health Care Expenditures: Evidence from Medicare." Journal of Health Economics 16: 453-81.
"We may have started out as an HMO in 1982 but about 15 years ago we began broadening out to offer PPOs, and within the last few years began offering consumer-directed products," said David Oliker, president and chief executive officer of MVP Health.
There is some evidence that HMOs do in fact attract a disproportionate share of low-risk enrollees rather than use resources more efficiently.
* Beneficiaries under age 65 and those age 85 or over comprised a smaller proportion of HMO enrollees (7 and 9 percent, respectively) than of the FFS population.