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 ?
"In addition, there have been many instances in which defaulting employers do not notify their employees of impending insurance termination as a result of the employer's failure to make health insurance premium payments or failure to remit to the insurance company or health maintenance organization premiums that have been deducted from employee's wages," Carrozza explained.
`The other day,' she writes, `I didn't feel so great, and I telephoned my HMO (Health Maintenance Organization).
Kongstvedt (1989) stated that corporations have addressed the escalation in cost by reducing coverage and/or offering creative benefits packages such as managed care arrangements (e.g., health maintenance organization [HMO], preferred provider organizations [PPO], and independent practice associations [IPA]).
The settlement provided lump-sum payments, a general wage increase, a new health maintenance organization plan, and improvements in pension benefits.
Montclair Medical Associates, a primary care physician group, signed a contract on January 1, 1994, with a health maintenance organization (HMO) to provide a full range of services to enrollees.
Other revenue generating opportunities being explored include working with Workers' Compensation authorities in Maine to formulate a program for assessment of work capacities for injured workers and developing a joint venture with a statewide health maintenance organization to provide "case management" services in a manner consistent with the independent living philosophy.
Specifically, an employee who elected to receive health benefits from a specific health maintenance organization (HMO) that subsequently dissolves may find participation in another HMO unsuitable for his family needs (e.g., because of location or the absence of specific medical care).
A study in a Northern California health maintenance organization found that women whose health care providers had encouraged breast-feeding had reduced odds of discontinuing by the 12th week postpartum (odds ratio, 0.6).
Zito of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and her coworkers analyzed medical data on nearly 900,000 youngsters enrolled in Medicaid programs--in an unnamed mid-Atlantic or midwestern state--or in a large health maintenance organization (HMO) in the Pacific Northwest.
Make sure that your insurance or health maintenance organization, or HMO, will cover care by this doctor.
Introduction of the new Centers for Disease Control Group B Streptococcal Prevention Guideline at a large west coast health maintenance organization. Am J Obstet Gynecol.

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