health maintenance organization

health maintenance organization
noun closed medical organization, closed medical panel, controlled medical coverage, HMO, supervised medical care Generally group health care coverage, health maintenance coverage

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


health maintenance organization
n.
A form of health insurance consisting of a group of physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers that join together to provide health care services for people who pay a fee to the group.
abbrv.
HMO

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


health maintenance organization
(HMO)
A group plan for medical insurance in which members prepay a flat fee and are given access to the services of participating doctors, hospitals, and clinics. Members typically make copayments, but do not need to pay deductibles.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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