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Managed Care

Description

Managed care plans are a type of health insurance. They have contracts with health care providers and medical facilities to provide care for members at reduced costs. These providers make up the plan's network. How much of your care the plan will pay for depends on the network's rules.

Plans that restrict your choices usually cost you less. If you want a flexible plan, it will probably cost more. There are three types of managed care plans:

  • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) usually only pay for care within the network. You choose a primary care doctor who coordinates most of your care.
  • Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) usually pay more if you get care within the network. They still pay part of the cost if you go outside the network.
  • Point of Service (POS) plans let you choose between an HMO or a PPO each time you need care.

Products

Research Protocol April 3, 2017
Research Protocol February 16, 2017
Research Protocol Archived June 16, 2016
Systematic Review Archived May 31, 2016
Systematic Review Archived February 16, 2016
Research Protocol Archived December 28, 2015
Research Protocol October 13, 2015
White Paper September 30, 2015
Research Protocol Archived June 6, 2015
Research Protocol Archived May 26, 2015
Systematic Review Archived March 5, 2015
Research Protocol Archived November 19, 2014
Systematic Review Archived November 17, 2014
Research Protocol Archived August 18, 2014
Research Report May 13, 2014
Research Report April 23, 2014