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PPO

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noun \ˌpē-(ˌ)pē-ˈō\

Simple Definition of PPO

  • : an organization that provides health care to people at a lower cost if they use the doctors, hospitals, etc., that belong to the organization

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of PPO

plural

PPOs

  1. :  an organization providing health care that gives economic incentives to the individual purchaser of a health-care contract to patronize certain physicians, laboratories, and hospitals that agree to supervision and reduced fees — compare hmo

Examples of ppo in a sentence

  1. I'm not sure if that doctor belongs to my PPO.



Origin and Etymology of ppo

preferred provider organization


First Known Use: 1982

Rhymes with ppo

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Medical Dictionary

PPO

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noun \ˌpē-(ˌ)pē-ˈō\

Medical Definition of PPO

plural

PPOs

  1. :  an organization providing health care that gives economic incentives to the individual purchaser of a health-care contract to patronize certain physicians, laboratories, and hospitals which agree to supervision and reduced fees—called also preferred provider organization; compare hmo




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