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containment

 
the keeping of something within limits.
cost containment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management and facilitation of efficient and effective use of resources.

cost containment

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as management and facilitation of efficient and effective use of resources. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

containment

(kon-tan'ment)
1. In public health, the control or eradication of infectious diseases.
2. In environmental health, the prevention of spread of toxic substances into the environment.
3. In health care delivery, the management, control, and restriction of excessive spending. Synonym: cost containment

cost containment

Containment (3).

cost containment,

n the features of a dental benefits program or of the administration of the program designed to reduce or eliminate certain charges to the plan.
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The most common cost containment measure, in place in almost every jurisdiction, according to the WCRI, regulates an employee's ability to choose or change medical providers.
Finally, the ethics committee may reasonably expect that its involvement in cost containment decisions will result at least in some instances, in ethically sounder decisions and policies.
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MedAvant, a leader in healthcare technology services, provides healthcare transaction processing, medical cost containment services, business process outsourcing solutions and related value-added products to physicians, payers, pharmacies, medical laboratories, and other healthcare suppliers.
With its comprehensive, powerful technology and workers' comp expertise the company has created a new standard in cost containment and customer service.
Hygeia Corporation, a leading Florida company providing medical cost containment products for the domestic and international patient market, has received another prestigious CIO 100 award from IDG's CIO magazine.
We are honored to announce that GEHA has elected to utilize PMCS' unique cost containment solution, and we are confident that our AFP program will reduce their loss-ratio and lessen their administrative burden.
We are continually enhancing our programs to reflect the changing healthcare environment and provide clients with effective medical cost containment strategies.
Kappauf will head the company's operation, including the initiation and implementation of a major cost containment program.