managed care


Definition of managed care

: a system of health care (as by an HMO or PPO) that controls costs by placing limits on physicians' fees and by restricting the patient's choice of physicians

Examples of managed care in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Medi-Cal managed care plans are not required to contract with cutting-edge cancer facilities. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2022 Centene, which sells an array of government subsidized health insurance including Obamacare, said total managed care membership increased by 1.9 million members, or 8%, to 26.2 million, compared to the end of the first quarter of 2021. Bruce Japsen, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Currently in California, like so much in healthcare, our poor and vulnerable communities are often shut out of places like City of Hope — in part because managed care plans in our state insurance, Medi-Cal, aren’t required to contract with them. Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2022 Half of the Medicaid managed care patients who don’t choose a provider get automatically enrolled by the state in CountyCare. Chicago Tribune, 22 June 2022 There’s also the fact that, thanks to advances in healthcare, better lifestyle habits, and managed care, society is getting older. Declan Harty, Fortune, 10 June 2022 The appeals process covers claims denied by private and employer-sponsored insurance, as well as Medicare, Medicaid, and managed care plans. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 15 Mar. 2022 When Waymark contracts with a Medicaid managed care organization, the company is betting this new workforce paired with software to better coordinate the patient’s overall journey and connect them with wraparound services will reduce costs. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 The company is among the largest players in health-insurance plans sold through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces, in Medicaid managed care, and in the Medicare Advantage sector. Matt Grossman, WSJ, 14 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of managed care

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Managed care.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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Medical Definition of managed care

: a system of providing health care (as by an HMO or a PPO) that is designed to control costs through managed programs in which the physician accepts constraints on the amount charged for medical care and the patient is limited in the choice of a physician


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