health maintenance organization


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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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For example, reacting to complaints that some health maintenance organizations exclude or expel doctors for ordering tests or consultations the health plans deem unnecessary, half a dozen states - including Illinois and Georgia - have required them to include any physician who has the appropriate credentials.
Lancaster Community Hospital officials said a maternity ward would allow the hospital to be more competitive in attracting contracts from health maintenance organizations and other health insurance plans that want full-service hospitals.
This summary of Best's Rating Changes lists life/health, property/casualty and international insurers, as well as health maintenance organizations, that had ratings assigned, changed or placed under review since this section last appeared in the November 2000 edition of Best's Review.
Lancaster Community officials want to establish a maternity ward to attract contracts from health maintenance organizations and other health-insurance plans that want full-service hospitals.
To stave off continued poor earnings, health maintenance organizations have begun raising rates and cutting costs.

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