Definition of health maintenance organization in English:

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health maintenance organization

Pronunciation: /ˌhelTH ˈmāntənəns ôrɡənīˌzāSHn/
(abbreviation HMO)


A health insurance organization to which subscribers pay a predetermined fee in return for a range of medical services from physicians and healthcare workers registered with the organization.
Example sentences
  • Nothing contained in this section shall preclude the health maintenance organization from conducting managed care, medical necessity, or utilization review.
  • Is the agency approved or accepted by your health maintenance organization or supplemental insurance?
  • These findings are similar to those from population-based studies conducted in other countries, and from a survey of patients enrolled in a U.S. health maintenance organization.

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Syllabification: health main·te·nance or·ga·ni·za·tion

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