PPO

noun
\ ˌpē-(ˌ)pē-ˈō How to pronounce PPO (audio) \
plural PPOs

Definition of PPO

: 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

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

First Known Use of PPO

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for PPO

preferred provider organization

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English Language Learners Definition of PPO

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

PPO

noun
\ ˌpē-(ˌ)pē-ˈō How to pronounce PPO (audio) \
plural PPOs

Medical Definition of PPO

: 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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