health maintenance organization

(redirected from Health Maintenance Organizations)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Health Maintenance Organizations: Preferred provider organizations

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 ?
Established in 1999, the Office of the Managed Care Ombudsman helps Virginia consumers understand their rights and the processes available when dealing with managed care health insurance plans, (MCHIPs) such as health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations.
The Rio Grande Valley became one of the last regions to operate under Medicaid health maintenance organizations last year.
Health Policy Center) analyzes how the health care economic troubles developed historically and how health care economics impact physician care, prescription drugs, nursing homes, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, public programs, and American society itself.
<![CDATA[ Health maintenance organizations (kupat holim clinics) will start paying directly for ambulance rides to the hospital starting next February.
Managed care plans such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs) differ from traditional health insurance in that they restrict health care provider choices.
(host of cable Television show Today's Health) is an extremely practical primer to the financial lingo of healthcare plans, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Medicare and Medicaid, coverage for those in the military, COBRA, and much more.
Meanwhile, he continues to wage legal battles against asbestos firms, predatory lenders and health maintenance organizations. However, Scruggs does have his detractors, who believe he is only interested in the money these kinds of court battles can generate for himself and his firm.
A total of 152 general internists and family physicians were recruited from solo and group practices and health maintenance organizations to participate in the study, which focused on advertising for prescription antidepressants (JAMA 2005;293:1995-2002).
A total of 152 family physicians and general internists were recruited from solo and group practices and health maintenance organizations to participate in the study, which focused on advertising for prescription antidepressants.
The Eighth Circuit ruled health maintenance organizations (HMOs) cannot recover from tobacco companies the costs of treating its subscribers' tobacco-related illnesses.

Full browser ?