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 Carriers offering Medicaid managed care plans in the state would have to submit bids to sell public option policies, and doctors and hospitals who participate in Medicaid or the state employee health program would have to join at least one network. Tami Luhby, CNN, 7 June 2021 The budget language stipulates that contracts with Medicaid managed care organizations have to include those based in Ohio, and so do parent companies. Titus Wu, The Enquirer, 3 June 2021 Six companies have been given contracts to coordinate big changes to Ohio’s $20 billion Medicaid managed care system. cleveland, 12 Apr. 2021 Still others focused on the benefits of enhancing services and supports through Medicare managed care, such as Medicare Advantage plans and Special Needs Plans. Howard Gleckman, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 Participants included some of the nation’s leading scholars and researchers, policy analysts, and representatives of senior living communities, family caregivers, direct care workers, and managed care plans. Howard Gleckman, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 For years, state Medicaid agencies and Medicaid managed care companies have wanted to be able to utilize the prescription drug management tools common in both the commercial sector and Medicare Part D. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 Of six Medicaid managed care plans, serving about 800,000 residents, only one — Neighborhood Health Plan — typically pays for care at Mass. General and the Brigham., 12 Dec. 2017 Moore practices in the area of health care, advising providers on regulatory and transactional matters, with experience in Medicaid supplemental reimbursement and managed care organizations., 10 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of managed care

1982, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2021

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“Managed care.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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managed care

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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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