Health Maintenance Organization

(redirected from Health Management Organization)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to Health Management Organization: HMOS

Health Maintenance Organization

Commonly called an HMO. A nonprofit organization that offers health insurance to a group of persons and charges members of the group the same monthly premium. Most HMOs require policyholders to have a primary physician who provides referrals for specialists and other medical services. Without these referrals, medical care generally will not be covered. This fact has made HMOs somewhat controversial. However, they generally operate at a lower out-of-pocket cost to consumers. They trace their origins to the early 20th century, but became more popular after the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973.
References in periodicals archive ?
We agree with the goal of integrating mental health care and physical health care, but we have serious doubts about whether the health management organizations (HMOs) contracted by DHHR can handle it.
Innovative new practice frameworks that enable providers and practices to collaborate with population health management organizations to achieve optimal patient outcomes
HealthRamp's products enable communication of value-added healthcare information among physician offices, pharmacies, hospitals, pharmacy benefit managers, health management organizations, pharmaceutical companies and health insurance companies.
Achieved the milestone of one million situations where individuals completed desired incented behaviors to earn rewards -- Formed 30 new partnerships with health management organizations and launched programs for clients representing more than 50 million health members through its Health & Productivity Management division -- Completed a strategic investment from Camden Partners Holdings, LLC, a private equity firm -- Awarded a five-year General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract by the U.
The Preventsys Policy and Regulatory Compliance module enables large healthcare organizations, such as hospitals, health insurers, and health management organizations, to audit their compliance to HIPAA across all information technology and protected health information (PHI) systems and networks, on demand without using expensive external auditors.

Full browser ?