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skimpingThe delaying or denial of services to members of a prepaid or “capped” health plan, as a means of controlling costs.
Because the monies received by the health plan remain constant, providing “extra” services is more costly to the plan.
Delaying cataract surgery or reducing approvals of costly procedures, to levels below what is considered appropriate by knowledgeable practitioners.
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'skimping'Managed care The delaying or denial of services to members of a prepaid or 'capped' health plan, to control costs–because the monies received by the health plan remain constant, providing 'extra' services is more costly to the plan. See Skimming, Capitation.
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