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medical care plan

Etymology: L, medicare, to heal; OE, caru, sorrow, planus, floor
a long-range program of professional medical guidance designed to meet specific health objectives. Compare nursing care plan.

medical care plan

The goals of the physician's care and the treatment instituted to accomplish them.
See also: plan
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The Hayatuna Medical Care Plan, available for a monthly premium as low as RO7, offers a maximum coverage of RO10,000 for treatment of seven critical illnesses, including heart attack, cancer, kidney failure, major organ transplant, multiple sclerosis, stroke and coronary artery by-pass surgery.
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are another type of commonly used health care plans, with a 40 percent enrollment share of those with employer medical care plans.
The incidence of employees in medical care plans with day limits for inpatient detoxification, for example, has only increased from 53 percent in 1997 to 58 percent in 2002.
Hayatuna Medical Care Plan, available for a monthly premium as low as RO7, offers a maximum coverage of RO10,000 for treatment of critical illnesses, including heart attack, cancer, kidney failure, major organ transplant, multiple sclerosis, stroke and coronary artery by-pass surgery.
Among full-time union employees, 9 of 10 participated in a medical care plan, compared with 8 of 10 full-time nonunion workers.
In 1979, the first year for which Bureau of Labor Statistics data are available, 54 percent of all participants in medical care plans in medium and large establishments had coverage for skilled nursing care benefits.
To help counter this trend, employers have been adding benefits to their medical care plans to treat the acute effects of substance abuse and to assist individuals in altering their behavior.
There is considerable interest in medical care plan coverage for outpatient prescription drugs, prompted by increasing drug prices and a variety of new drugs.
A patient with multiple medical problems as well as significant psychiatric issues poses no small challenge when trying to develop appropriate medical care plans.
Medical care plans cover payment or reimbursement of payment when workers or their families receive medical attention.
President Bush has acknowledged the groups' concerns, saying his administration wants the medical care plans to work.

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