health maintenance organization


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health maintenance organization

n.
An HMO.

health′ main`tenance organiza`tion


n.
See HMO.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.health maintenance organization - group insurance that entitles members to services of participating hospitals and clinics and physicianshealth maintenance organization - group insurance that entitles members to services of participating hospitals and clinics and physicians
health insurance - insurance against loss due to ill health
Translations
منظَّمة الصِّحَّة العالميَّه
zdravotní služba
sygeplejeorgansiation
közgyógyellátás
Sağlık Hizmet Kurumu

health

(helθ) noun
1. the state of being well or ill. He is in good/poor health.
2. the state of being well. I may be getting old, but so long as I keep my health, I'll be happy.
ˈhealthy adjective
1. (generally) having good health. I'm rarely ill – I'm really a very healthy person; My bank balance is healthier now than it used to be.
2. causing or helping to produce good health. a healthy climate.
3. resulting from good health. a healthy appetite.
4. showing a sensible concern for one's own well-being etc. He shows a healthy respect for the law.
ˈhealthiness noun
ˈhealth maintenance organization noun
(abbreviation HMO) (American) a system of health centers providing medical treatment, preventive care and hospitalization to its paying members.
health service
(the organization which runs) all the medical services of a country which are available to the public.
drink (to) someone's health
to drink a toast to someone, wishing him good health.
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In effect, group health maintenance organizations became free of personal income tax.
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Health maintenance organization plans control costs by prepaying doctors and specifying costs and medical procedures.
Rocky Mountain Health Maintenance Organization, Inc.
Golden West serves its members mostly in California and through a dental health maintenance organization.
The Northeast health plans offer a wide array of products including: Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Point-of-Service (POS), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), third-party administration, Medicare and Medicaid.
SmartSuite offers options--such as a traditional health maintenance organization and a preferred-provider organization--and customized plans--such as CoverageFirst, which features a higher deductible in exchange for lower premiums.
Healthcare, is adding an open-access type of health maintenance organization that lets members use specialists in the plan's network without first getting approval from their primary care doctors.

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