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

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The company handles claims for four of the five outside managed care companies that oversee about $7.3 billion of the state's Medicaid business. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "State hits CVS pharmacy benefit company with $1.5 million fine," 9 July 2018 DeWine convened a group of insurance and managed care companies to examine alternative pain methods. Jackie Borchardt,, "Research, jobs among opioid crisis solutions touted in Ohio," 23 Mar. 2018 Assembly Bill 2275: Seeks to further regulate Medi-Cal managed care plans by creating stronger care quality benchmarks. Angela Hart, sacbee, "Here are the 16 health care bills proposed after California shelved single-payer," 6 July 2018 The state of Ohio spent $2.6 billion on prescriptions drugs in Medicaid managed care plans in 2017. Scott Knoer, STAT, "What does PBM stand for? In Ohio (and elsewhere), it’s programs bilking millions," 29 June 2018 The proposed rule would cut reimbursements to hospitals that don't participate in the state's three privatized managed care plans. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Truman Medical Center says proposed Medicaid cut ‘would be a disaster’," 27 June 2018 Last year, new Obama-era rules went into effect that seek to strengthen fraud-detection efforts in Medicaid managed care. Chad Terhune, Washington Post, "Insurers Fall Short In Catching And Reporting Medicaid Fraud, Inspectors Find," 12 July 2018 Texas pays roughly $17 billion a year to private companies to manage care for the more than four million people on Medicaid, most of whom are low-income children. Allie Morris, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas Medicaid paid $5.4 million to cover dead patients, report says," 5 July 2018 The state has temporarily halted automatic enrollments in Harmony Health Plan, saying its Medicaid managed care network of doctors and hospitals is inadequate. Lisa Schencker,, "State sanctions Harmony Health for Medicaid program violations," 21 June 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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managed care

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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