point-of-service plan

point-of-service plan

(in the United States) a plan in which the member may seek care outside the network or directly from preferred providers with initial evaluation by a primary care provider but must pay a deductible and/or copayment.

point-of-ser·vice plan

(poynt sĕrvis plan)
Managed care program that allows members to see contracted providers at a discounted rate without a referral from a primary care provider.
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You'll have to choose between a health maintenance organization (HMO), preferred provider organization (PPO), or point-of-service plan (POS).
Under a point-of-service plan, patients could see any provider they chose, but it would cost them less if they chose a doctor who belonged to the plan's provider network.
In fact, though Health Advantage was not the lowest priced HMO offered in the recent enrollment of the state's public school teachers and was locked out of offering a point-of-service plan, the company still maintained a high percentage of previous enrollees.
The Partnership Program is currently available to a limited number of large and mid-size companies where all or most employees are enrolled with Group Health or its subsidiary point-of-service plan.
In cases where primary care doctor visits carried a $10 copay, costs in the gatekeeper plan were up to 7% more expensive than in the point-of-service plan.
About 11% of all HMO enrollees receive coverage through a point-of-service plan.
Aetna also offers the Aetna Golden Choice(TM) Plan, a Medicare point-of-service plan, to beneficiaries in those counties.
In addition, the Aetna Golden Choice(TM) Plan, a Medicare Advantage point-of-service plan that provides out-of-network benefits, is available in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties.
In addition, the Aetna Golden Choice(TM) Plan, a Medicare Advantage point-of-service plan that provides out-of-network benefits, will continue to be offered in Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.
Northlake will be accessible to BCBSGA members in the health plan's health maintenance organization (HMO), point-of-service plan (POS) and preferred provider organization (PPO).
Commercial group plans include the New Orleans Choice Plan, a point-of-service plan that is available to New Orleans area employees of Tenet HealthSystem, one of the largest healthcare corporations in the United States.