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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Prepaid health care plans include HMOS, preferred provider organizations, eye care plans, dental care plans and similar arrangements.
Compared to the social HMOS and On Lok/PACE demonstrations, this program serves large numbers of Medicaid-eligible elderly, physically disabled and developmentally disabled persons.