Definition

Managed Care

Managed Care is a system of health care that combines delivery and payment. Managed care influences use of services by employing management techniques designed to promote the delivery of cost-effective health care.


Managed care is a generic name for medical expense plans that provide covered services to the members in a cost-effective manner, which includes HMOs, PPOs, and POS plans.

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