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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That would be a change from the current practice of letting private managed care companies pick their middlemen. Jessie Balmert,, "Crunch time for Ohio lawmakers: deals needed on taxes, graduation requirements, more," 20 June 2019 The vast majority of Medi-Cal beneficiaries are required to enroll in managed care plans through health insurance companies that contract with providers for services. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hospitals lose money caring for mental health patients; is there a better way?," 1 July 2019 Eventually, the state expanded managed care statewide, also contracting with four commercial health insurance companies to oversee most of the $11-billion-a-year state Medicaid program. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Passport Health Plan cuts staff by 29 in advance of sale to new company," 20 June 2019 Pritzker also proposed $390 million in revenue from a tax on insurance companies, specifically managed care organizations to help cover the state’s Medicaid program costs. John O'connor, The Seattle Times, "Pritzker’s $39B budget relies on taxing marijuana, betting," 20 Feb. 2019 The reports come as the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is under mounting scrutiny for a string of contracting issues and reported deficiencies in the Medicaid managed care program. Allie Morris, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas Medicaid paid $5.4 million to cover dead patients, report says," 5 July 2018 Harmony had about 260,000 people enrolled in its Medicaid managed care program as of May 1, including about 85,000 in Cook County. Lisa Schencker,, "State sanctions Harmony Health for Medicaid program violations," 21 June 2018 For instance, a 2016 New York statute requires that Medicaid managed care plans suppress all EOBs for minors who have consented to their own health care. Mattie Quinn, SELF, "How to Get Birth Control and STI Testing If You’re on Your Parent’s Insurance," 5 Dec. 2018 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

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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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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