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Descriptor English:   Health Maintenance Organizations 
Descriptor Spanish:   Sistemas Prepagos de Salud 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Sistemas Pré-Pagos de Saúde 
Synonyms English:   Group Health Organizations, Prepaid
HMO
Health Maintenance Organization
Organization, Health Maintenance
Organizations, Health Maintenance
Prepaid Group Health Organizations  
Tree Number:   N03.219.521.576.343.800.400
N03.219.521.576.343.925.400
N04.452.758.244.425
N04.590.374.410.400
Definition English:   Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988) 
History Note English:   74(71) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification EC economics
ES ethics HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence OG organization & administration
ST standards SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends  
Record Number:   28065 
Unique Identifier:   D006279 

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