HMO


HMO

noun \ˌāch-(ˌ)em-ˈō\

: an organization that provides health care to people who make regular payments to it and who agree to use the doctors, hospitals, etc., that belong to the organization

Full Definition of HMO

:  an organization that provides comprehensive health care to voluntarily enrolled individuals and families in a particular geographic area by member physicians with limited referral to outside specialists and that is financed by fixed periodic payments determined in advance —called also health maintenance organization

First Known Use of HMO

1972

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HMO

noun \ˌā-(ˌ)chem-ˈō\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural HMOs

Medical Definition of HMO

: an organization that provides comprehensive health care to voluntarily enrolled individuals and families in a particular geographic area by member physicians with limited referral to outside specialists and that is financed by fixed periodic payments determined in advance—called also health maintenance organization; compare ppo

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