health maintenance organization

noun

Definition of health maintenance organization

: hmo

Examples of health maintenance organization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 1990s, health maintenance organizations grew in many parts of the country as employers and insurers sought to improve care and lower costs. Mitchell Schnurman, Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth family doctors have a financial plan for the pandemic — and the future," 19 Apr. 2020 Arnold ushered in three decades of robust enforcement, including a landmark case against the American Medical Association, which allowed doctors to work with health maintenance organizations for the first time. Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, The Conversation, "How the T-Mobile-Sprint merger will increase inequality," 11 Feb. 2020 Those with Blue Essential health maintenance organization (HMO) plans and Blue Choice preferred provider organization (PPO) plans will have in-network status at Kelsey-Seybold starting Jan. 1. Jenny Deam, Houston Chronicle, "Kelsey-Seybold to rejoin Blue Cross Blue Shield network," 6 Nov. 2019 State lawmakers passed a tax on health maintenance organizations and hospital fees to cover the state’s share. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Louisiana governor election won’t uproot Medicaid expansion," 18 Sep. 2019 The health maintenance organization, or HMO, generated nearly $80 billion of revenue and $2.5 billion of net income last year, according to its annual report. James F. Peltz, latimes.com, "Kaiser Permanente mental health workers threaten to strike," 6 June 2019 The health maintenance organization, or HMO, generated nearly $80 billion of revenue and $2.5 billion of net income last year, according to its annual report. James F. Peltz, latimes.com, "Kaiser Permanente mental health workers threaten to strike," 6 June 2019 The health maintenance organization, or HMO, generated nearly $80 billion of revenue and $2.5 billion of net income last year, according to its annual report. James F. Peltz, latimes.com, "Kaiser Permanente mental health workers threaten to strike," 6 June 2019 The health maintenance organization, or HMO, generated nearly $80 billion of revenue and $2.5 billion of net income last year, according to its annual report. James F. Peltz, latimes.com, "Kaiser Permanente mental health workers threaten to strike," 6 June 2019

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Health maintenance organization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/health%20maintenance%20organization. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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health maintenance organization

noun
health main·​te·​nance or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion | \ -ˈmānt-nən(t)s-ˌȯrg-(ə-)nə-ˈzā-shən, -ˈmānt-ᵊn-ən(t)s- How to pronounce health maintenance organization (audio) \

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