managed care

noun
Updated on: 6 Jan 2018

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

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First Known Use of managed care

1982


Medical Dictionary

managed care

noun man·aged care \ ˌman-ijd- \

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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