Definitions for "Managed Care Organization"
Keywords:  mco, ppo, hmo, epo, umbrella
A broadly used term to describe any entity that utilizes managed care techniques for health care delivery. Can involve anything from a loose association of providers on a discounted fee-for-service arrangement to a highly-integrated provider organization utilizing a global capitated budget.
An entity that provides or contracts for managed care. Includes entities such as HMOs, PPOs, POS plans, EPOs, etc.
A private organization, system, or structure that provides health care.