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managed care

a healthcare plan or system that seeks to control medical costs by contracting with a network of providers.
Origin of managed care
1985-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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managed care man·aged care (mān'ĭjd)
Any arrangement for health care in which an organization, such as an HMO, another type of doctor-hospital network, or an insurance company, acts as intermediate between the person seeking care and the physician.

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