Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), unlike preferred maintenance organizations (PPOs), require a great deal of labor to be performed by the provider\’s staff. Pre-approvals are a major component of this labor for events such as specialist-based consultations from those that are in-network and out-of-network, letter generation, appointments, and even facility approvals for tests such as those within the radiology domain. Some of this labor is handled electronically, such as the ANSI X12 270 standard that involves eligibility, coverage, or benefit inquiry. Others such as letter writing and scheduling involve elements from within a Document Management platform or Practice Management Systems (PMS). Read Chapter 18 (file uploaded) and Health Insurance link: -Number the document from 1 to 3 and answer the following: 1. What are the technical challenges of a medical practice that engages in electronic transactions, document management, and scheduling but also uses analog forms? 2. How are the information technology (IT) needs for an HMO and a PPO different? 3. How can the IT needs for an HMO and PPO be integrated, especially if there is not one overarching healthcare information systems (HIS) Application handling it all? Note: Do not write introduction & conclusion. Do not plagiarize. You can research on the Internet or books/journals & you can add additional references.