managed care


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

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  7. managed currency,
  8. managed forest,
  9. management,
  10. management accounting

Origin of managed care

1985–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for managed care

managed care

[ mănĭjd ]


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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