Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION (HMO)
The term "health maintenance organization" (HMO) was coined in the early 1970s to encompass various payment and organizational arrangements for health care. In an HMO, the organization is responsible for assuring that needed medical care is delivered to an enrolled population. This is unlike the typical insurer's responsibility to just
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