Definitions for "Steerage"
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The act or practice of steering, or directing; as, the steerage of a ship.
The effect of the helm on a ship; the manner in which an individual ship is affected by the helm.
The hinder part of a vessel; the stern.
Direction; regulation; management; guidance.
That by which a course is directed.
Steerage refers to managed care procedures that direct members inside a contracted network of providers. Sometimes referred to as repatriation, Steerage also refers to the effectiveness of utilization review functions to get out-of-area members back into the local contracted network. This is especially important to the management of transplant, burn, rehabilitation and neonatal patients.