MANAGED CARE PLANS
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HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS (HMOs)

Managed care is a term that covers a broad concept and can loosely be defined as multi- level care referred and rendered by a network of providers. It is the most rapidly growing element in health care because the emphasis is placed on prevention, , , early intervention and outpatient care. This shift is designed to reduce the use of more expensive crisis oriented medicine. Programs, plans and HMOs are often organized and administered by health insurance carriers, but many are independently developed and managed. Payment arrangements vary significantly depending on the structure of the plan.

An increasing number of independent physicians are joining one or more of these plans. Most HMOs have rigorous physician selection criteria, quality assurance programs and strong membership support. You may be offered the opportunity to join one or more through your employer. Carefully read the literature provided by any plan, keeping in mind how you expect to use services. Select the plan which best supports your needs. It is a good idea to call or visit the HMO or proposed primary care physician. Ask questions not answered in the literature, talk with staff and determine the prevailing ambiance.

The managed care plan and HMO subscribers on Doctorline encourage you to contact them by phone, fax or E-mail to ask questions or request information.

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HMO'S BY STATE

ALABAMA ALASKA* ARIZONA ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII
IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA
KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE
MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI MONTANA* NEBRASKA
NEVADA NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA OHIO
OKLAHOMA OREGON PENNSYLVANIA RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE TEXAS
UTAH VERMONT VIRGINIA WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA WISCONSIN WYOMING


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