Health maintenance organization

Health maintenance organization or HMO means -
(1) A Federally qualified health maintenance organization (as defined in section 1301(a) of the PHS Act);
(2) An organization recognized under State law as a health maintenance organization; or
(3) A similar organization regulated under State law for solvency in the same manner and to the same extent as such a health maintenance organization.


45 CFR § 144.103

Scoping language

For purposes of parts 146 (group market), 147 (group and individual market), 148 (individual market), and 150 of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless otherwise provided:

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