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 The new rule brings sweeping changes to a bevy of Medicaid programs throughout the country, including fee-for-service and managed care delivery systems. Timmy Broderick, STAT, 3 May 2024 Medicare Advantage managed care policies generally cost less. Howard Gleckman, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Hackel said the county also has managed care for inmates at the county jail and youths at the Juvenile Justice Center. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 8 Feb. 2024 For instance, there are still no New York State managed care plans with a lactation consultant in their directory, which is a disgrace. Andrea Ippolito, STAT, 1 Sep. 2023 The state then switched to the traditional Medicaid model by putting enrollees under the 138% poverty level in Medicaid managed care, allowing the private insurers to manage care for the Medicaid population. Alander Rocha, al, 11 Apr. 2023 One hospitalization for a patient in a Medi-Cal managed care program can cost nearly $18,000, on average. Angela Hart, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2023 Managed care vs fee-for-service Medicaid benefits can be offered by fee-for-service (FFS), managed care or both. Alander Rocha, al, 11 Apr. 2023 Since the ’90s, McKinsey has consulted for health insurance companies and managed care providers while also advising state-level government officials on privatizing Medicaid services. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, 22 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of managed care was in 1982

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“Managed care.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

managed care

man·​aged care ˌman-ijd- How to pronounce managed care (audio)
: 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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