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health maintenance organization


health′ main`tenance organiza`tion

See HMO.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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
منظَّمة الصِّحَّة العالميَّه
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(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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The 'article four' rule aims to control the numbers and concentration of HMOs in the area, given it comprises mainly family homes.
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Steen Lyck, global business development leader, Cultures, HMO, Probiotics and Food Protection, DuPont Nutrition & Health, said, 'This award is a validation from independent experts confirming the quality of science, innovation and market potential of HMOs in both the infant and toddler formula market.
However, the insurance chief reiterated there is a need for more regulations concerning different aspects of the operations of HMOs in the country.
According to Funa, the extension was made 'in consideration of the request of the associations of HMOs and to give the Insurance Commission more time to evaluate and approve HMO products and corresponding agreements and contract forms without disadvantaging HMOs.'
HMOs are any house where those who live there are not all part of the same household.
Yet Wholey, Engberg, and Bryce (2006) found FP HMOs to be less productive than not-FP plans between 1985 and 2001.
Also, "aspects of consumerism like engagement models, cost and quality transparency, and choice and convenience mechanisms, are being layered onto what we traditionally thought of as products like PPOs [preferred provider organizations] and HMOs," said Tom Richards, senior vice president of product for Cigna Healthcare.