managed care


noun

a healthcare plan or system that seeks to control medical costs by contracting with a network of providers.

Origin of managed care

1985–90
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managed care

[ mănĭjd ]

n.

Any arrangement for health care in which an organization, such as an HMO, another type of doctor-hospital network, or an insurance company, acts as intermediate between the person seeking care and the physician.
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