Closed Panel

A managed care plan—e.g., staff and group model HMO—in which covered insureds must select a primary care physician, who has control over referrals to other physicians in or out of the group. Closed panels generally do not reimburse their members for health care services used outside of the provider network

closed panel,

n 1. in a prepayment plan, a group of dental professionals sharing office facilities who provide stipulated services to an eligible group for a set premium. For beneficiaries of plans using closed panels, choice of dental professionals is limited to panel members. Dentists must accept any beneficiary as a patient.
2. a closed-panel dental benefits plan exists when patients eligible to receive benefits can receive them only if services are provided by dental professionals who have signed an agreement with the benefits plan to provide treatment to eligible patients. As a result of the dental professional reimbursement methods characteristic of a closed-panel plan, only a small percentage of practicing dental professionals in a given geographic area are typically contracted by the plan to provide dental services.
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The vehicle features sharpened creases, closed panel gaps, a modernised exterior, a new lightweight aluminium alloy chassis, high-strength steel, magnesium, and carbon-fibre based composites, leather trim and wood veneers.
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The fumes and the [piled] waste at the waste treatment plant in Sidon will disappear completely within a period not exceeding 10 weeks," Saudi said after a closed panel discussion in the city.
The seminar also includeda closed panel under the theme ' dialogue about the Islamic banking news in Oman 'in which 15 Islamic banking and finance experts and legislators took part to discuss the challenges and available opportunities at the service sector.
I have stood on the side lines quietly observing at various conferences, roundtable dialogues, open as well as closed panel discussions and at social gatherings listening to experts; journalists, academics, diplomats alike talk shop on Cyprus and its political and economic future.
Based in the heart of the West Midlands, LoCaL Homes is a closed panel timber frame manufacturer, which produces high quality homes as a sustainable, environmentally conscious, low carbon alternative to more traditionally built structures.
I don't want to be talking about anyone in particular but it's not a closed panel for another few weeks.
TransDance promises to surprise and inspire, and features performances, video and audio installations, film, and a closed panel session on "Politics, Policy and Production.
So far, the winners among Welsh Politicians are selected by a closed panel of experts from among the political parties, sponsors and journalists.
After having a closed panel for 2 years, she hired an NP to help her work down the backlog and see more patients.
The team was set the challenge of finding a low-carbon insulation material for the panels, to allow the firms to expand into closed panel construction, where the insulation comes selfcontained.