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Health Maintenance Organizations MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Health Maintenance Organizations
Tree Number(s)
N03.219.521.576.343.800.400
N03.219.521.576.343.925.400
N04.452.758.244.425
N04.590.374.410.400
Unique ID
D006279
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006279
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Group Health Organizations, Prepaid
HMO
Health Maintenance Organization
Organizations, Health Maintenance
Prepaid Group Health Organizations
NLM Classification #
W 132
Previous Indexing
Group Practice (1966-1970)
Insurance, Health (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note
74
History Note
74(71)
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/08
Health Maintenance Organizations Preferred
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