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 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 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

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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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