prepaid care


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prepaid care

Managed care in which a patient or group contracts for all its health care services in advance, instead of paying for each service when it is delivered.
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prepaid care, concluded directly with the service provider of the medical services market, or by concluding a contract of medical insurance with a selected insurance company.
Clearly, the transition from fee-for-service to prepaid care is not a unique, single dimension phenomenon occurring in only one market segment, but a synergistic, multi-market transition that will continue to profoundly impact U.
What's required is a network of Preventive Health Maintenance Organizations (PHMO) to provide prepaid care for a wide range of alternative or simply relaxing treatments.
Again, prepaid care will help drive this development by aligning specialist and generalist incentives, and patient care practice pattern information utilization will support it.
Prepaid plans in the MOS include both staff model HMOs and independent practice associations (IPAs), which are a more recent, fast growing form of prepaid care.