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HMOs ~ Health Maintenance Organizations
Types of HMOs:
(Information below was reposted with the permission of the New England Association of HMOs)
· A Staff Model HMO owns and operates health centers staffed by
physicians employed directly by the HMO. The health centers may also
provide laboratory and x-ray services, prescription drugs, and other
medical services. Inpatient treatment is provided through affiliated
· A Group Practice HMO typically contracts with teams of
multi-disciplinary physicians in private practice who agree to provide
health care to the plan's members, often in tandem with their continuing
private practice. Like staff models, the group model HMO delivers a
broad range of services under one roof and provides inpatient services
through affiliated hospitals.
· An Independent Practice Association (IPA) contracts with physicians
in private practice to provide care to HMO members within a private
office setting. Other health care services are provided through affiliated
network hospitals and specialists.
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