preferred provider organization

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pre·ferred pro·vid·er or·ga·ni·za·tion (PPO),

a health care delivery model that uses a panel of eligible physicians.
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preferred provider organization

(prĭ-fûrd′)
n. Abbr. PPO
A health insurance plan in which members pay less for health care provided by professionals and hospitals affiliated with the plan.
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preferred provider organization

Managed care A network of independent health care providers who provide medical services to a health plan's members or purchasers–eg, insurance companies, employers and other health care buyers at a discount; PPO members typically have autonomy over health care rather than needing to pass by a primary care (gatekeeper) physician like HMO members; use of in-network physicians is less expensive than using non-network providers. See Fee-for-service, HMO.
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pre·fer·red pro·vid·er or·gan·i·za·tion

(PPO) (prĕ-fĕrd prŏ-vīdĕr ōrgă-nī-zāshŭn)
A U.S. health care organization that negotiates set rates of reimbursement with participating health care providers for services to insured clients. This is a type of prospective payment or managed care system.
See also: health maintenance organization
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pre·fer·red pro·vid·er or·gan·i·za·tion

(PPO) (prĕ-fĕrd prŏ-vīdĕr ōrgă-nī-zāshŭn)
A U.S. health care organization that negotiates set rates of reimbursement with participating health care providers for services to insured clients. This is a type of prospective payment or managed care system.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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