preferred provider


: ppo
usually used attributively
: a health-care provider (such as a doctor or hospital) that is part of a PPO

Examples of preferred provider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The remainder are in preferred provider organization (PPO) plans offered by Anthem. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Oct. 2023 Over the past two decades, government regulators have written and rewritten rules that have landed on a straightforward goal: that Americans who live in apartment buildings may pick their internet provider, even if the landlord has a preferred provider. New York Times, 3 Mar. 2022 In Korea, drivers will see their preferred provider. PCMAG, 22 Feb. 2023 Choose your state, and then pick a preferred provider, such as HealthTap or SteadyMD. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2023 To get started, select your condition and choose a preferred provider from a list of licensed telehealth agents. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 15 Nov. 2022 Hartford HealthCare at Home also has been added as a preferred provider for Medicare Home Care services for Seabury residents and Seabury At Home members. Stephen Singer,, 10 Nov. 2020 The insurer and provider failed to come to terms on a long-term pricing contract prior to the Aug. 31 expiration of the previous contract, resulting in Florida Blue removing Memorial’s six hospitals from its preferred provider network. Ron Hurtibise,, 1 Sep. 2020 McGraw — who declined to participate in this story — wouldn't say why the facility had long persisted as a preferred provider of care despite its public record. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of preferred provider was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“Preferred provider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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