health maintenance organization

noun

: hmo

Examples of health maintenance organization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hearing Aids for Adults – Coverage: Requires insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations that provide certain health insurance benefits under insurance policies or contracts, to provide hearing aid coverage for adults. Teresa Reilly, Baltimore Sun, 15 Feb. 2024 One law will prevent insurers and health maintenance organizations from imposing copayments, coinsurance or deductible requirements for breast examinations. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 1 Jan. 2024 Advertisement The extension also pushes out notification requirements for those in Anthem health maintenance organization (HMO) plans. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Oct. 2023 After retiring from the Mossad in 1996, Mr. Shavit became chief executive of Maccabi Health Care Services, one of the country’s largest health maintenance organizations. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 University Hospital, a 700-bed Level 1 trauma center and teaching hospital in the South Texas Medical Center, works closely with UT Health San Antonio and operates more than 23 outpatient clinics, four dialysis centers, a nonprofit health maintenance organization and physician practice. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, 9 Nov. 2020 In one telling aspect of the situation, Kaiser Permanente, the giant health maintenance organization, is sending letters to its patients on opioids, warning that their treatments will come under scrutiny. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Mar. 2023 Especially if your adult children live in another state or region, and your insurance is a health maintenance organization (HMO) type of plan, an exclusive provider organization (EPO), or other limited-network plan. Megan Leonhardt, Fortune, 4 Oct. 2022 WellMed sought to become the largest Medicare health maintenance organization in the country. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of health maintenance organization was in 1971

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“Health maintenance organization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/health%20maintenance%20organization. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

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)
: hmo

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