HMO

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noun \ˌāch-(ˌ)em-ˈō\

Definition of HMO

  1. :  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

1971

First Known Use of hmo

1971


HMO Defined for English Language Learners

HMO

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noun \ˌāch-(ˌ)em-ˈō\

Definition of HMO for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

HMO

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noun \ˌā-(ˌ)chem-ˈō\

Medical Definition of HMO

plural

HMOs

  1. :  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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