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HMO

(1) (Home Media Option) A DVR function that turns the unit into a media extender (see digital media hub).

(2) (Health Maintenance Organization) See healthcare IT.
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29, 1973, President Richard Nixon signed the HMO Act of 1973 into law.
Nearly every Medicare HMO in California offers drug coverage, but 15 percent got top ratings.
The HMO idea's impact stemmed from its simplicity and its attack on what everybody agreed was a terrible problem: out of control health care costs.
HMO enrollees have lower relative odds of mortality than a comparable group of FFS beneficiaries.
This need can best be fulfilled through organizations such as Social HMOs.
The HMO practice of routinely demanding patient medical records from doctors is also expanding the vast audience looking at patient records.
Unfortunately, HIV-positive individuals at HMOs still run the risk of ending up with general practitioners who haven't kept abreast of changes in HIV treatment.
TX 10 IPA Welborn Health Plans, IN 9 Staff North Central Health Protection Plan, WI 24 IPA Rockford Health Plans, IL 16 Network HealthSource Maine, ME 10 IPA Blue Plus, MN 21 IPA Physicians Health Plan, MI 14 IPA Blue Shield of California HMO, CA 8 Group/IPA Total Tax Status Enrollment DAKOTA CARE, SD For-profit 19,819 Advantage Care, KY For-profit 21,818 Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield, VA For-profit 21,583 United Health Care of Texas, Inc.
From 1992 to 1997, seven in 10 Americans who left traditional indemnity plans went to preferred provider plans or point-of-service plans, which are less restrictive than traditional HMOs.
The burgeoning HMO market made the employer mandate provision unnecessary; consequently, it was repealed by HMOA, effective Oct.
If a physician group's percentage of HMO capitation is anticipated to grow, consideration should be given to changing to the accrual basis to avoid paying taxes on money reserved to pay outside providers.