HMO

noun
\ ˌāch-(ˌ)em-ˈō How to pronounce HMO (audio) \

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

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“HMO.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/HMO. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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HMO

noun

English Language Learners Definition of HMO

US : 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

HMO

noun
\ ˌā-(ˌ)chem-ˈō How to pronounce HMO (audio) \
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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