HMO: or health maintenance organization
, is a medical insurance and health care plan that offers a specific list of doctors and hospitals from whom members must receive their care.
Managed-care companies such as health maintenance organizations
and preferred provider organizations must select and retain qualified physicians who will provide quality services to their sub scribers, according to Margolis & Co.
Health maintenance organizations
have come under sharp attack in New York.
What's required is a network of Preventive Health Maintenance Organizations
(PHMO) to provide prepaid care for a wide range of alternative or simply relaxing treatments.
Second, there is a fear that while select black physicians will be "gobbled" up by multi-physician health maintenance organizations
(HMOs), those that do not want to or are not asked to join such groups will lose their practices.
Over the past few years, third-party payers, such as large employer-based benefit plans, health maintenance organizations
and traditional insurers, have increasingly found a new profit source--recoveries from prescription-drug overcharge litigation.
TO LOWER COSTS, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID ARE encouraging their beneficiaries to enroll in health maintenance organizations
The trillion-dollar health care industry, now nearly one-sixth of the nation's economy, is in "portentous turbulence," with doctors, hospitals, health maintenance organizations
(HMOs), insurance carriers, and pharmaceutical companies reshaping health care, scrambling into mergers and networks, cooking up new delivery systems, and mounting aggressive marketing campaigns.
In effect, group health maintenance organizations
became free of personal income tax.
Hospitals and academic health centers create group practices of physicians and physician-hospital organizations and start, or acquire, health maintenance organizations
. Multispecialty group practices that own hospitals add satellite clinics in distant communities, start health plans, and ally with other hospitals from which they want to obtain patients on referral.
* The Federal HMO Act of 1973 sought to foster the creation of health maintenance organizations
Monitoring will enable them to remain in the market as viable AHPs, or compete with other groups to subcontract with health maintenance organizations
(HMOs) or management service only (MSO) groups.