network model HMO
network model HMOManaged care An HMO that contracts with 2 or more independent physician group practices to provide health services. Cf Group model, Independent practice association, Staff model.
net·work mod·el HMO(net'wŏrk mod'ĕl)
Arrangement by which an HMO contracts with group practice physicians to be providers for HMO subscribers, with the physicians retaining the option to see other patients.