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All-payer System

A type of health care system in which everyone - government, insurance company, or individual - pays the same amount for the same services, also known as Multiple Payer Systems. It should be noted that this does not reflect current U.S. health care policy.

Physician-Hospital Organization (PHO)

Organizations, either legal or informal, that link hospitals with their medical staff. PHOs can be open or closed to any member based on qualifications.