Definitions for "Managed care plans"
Keywords:  ppo, hmo, kaiser, physicians, cmps
Managed care plans are those where the insurance company makes treatment decisions for the patients. They include HMO's, PPO's, and Kaiser plans. The insurance companies limit your care in order to save them money. These plans are usually much less expensive than indemnity insurance.
Health insurance and health care combined. These plans are what people usually refer to as health maintenance organizations (or HMOs) but they include HMOs and competitive medical plans (CMPs).
Health care plans in which subscribers contract directly with the provider organization, which furnishes comprehensive health care services for a fixed fee from a designated group of providers who meet stringent selection criteria. These plans emphasize cost control and preventative treatment.