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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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In effect, group health maintenance organizations became free of personal income tax.
She said that until this year only Kaiser Permanente provided a Medicare Advantage health maintenance organization service in southeastern Ventura County.
Tuberculosis surveillance in a health maintenance organization using automated data.
Health maintenance organization plans control costs by prepaying doctors and specifying costs and medical procedures.
Golden West serves its members mostly in California and through a dental health maintenance organization.
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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