The Collaborative International Dictionary
HMO \HMO\ n. [acronym for Health Maintenance Organization.] A health maintenance organization; a form of group health insurance that entitles members to services of participating hospitals and clinics and physicians. [acronym]
Syn: health maintenance organization.
An HMO is a health maintenance organization, an organization that provides or arranges managed care.
HMO or hmo may also refer to:
Usage examples of "hmo".
HMO, your financial situation, your past experience with therapists, etc.
It says that the deal was consummated when the hospital board, under the leadership of Harold Traynor, finally agreed to CMV's demand to provide hospitalization for an unspecified monthly capitation fee, a method of cost control encouraged by the government and favored by HMO organizations.
All Congress's talk about health-care reform and a Patients' Bill of Rights, for example, McCain has said publicly is total bullshit because the GOP is in the pocket of HMO lobbies and the Democrats are funded and controlled by trial lawyers' lobbies, and it is in these backers' self-interest to see that the current insane U.
The world of HMOs and managed care was taking a toll on skilled specialists, who had seen their incomes plummet in the past decade and their patient care practices controlled by accountants.