preferred provider

noun

Definition of preferred provider 

1 : ppo usually used attributively

2 : a health-care provider (such as a doctor or hospital) that is part of a PPO

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Stock jumps on five-year accord to become preferred providerDiscussions ongoing with Ontario, other provinces, CEO says Focusing early efforts on its home province is paying off for Quebec marijuana producer The Hydropothecary Corp. Bloomberg.com, "Pot Producer Hydropothecary Wins 200-Ton Quebec Supply Deal," 13 Apr. 2018 Medical coverage in 2016 for a single person cost a monthly $616.36 for health maintenance organization care and $630.14 for preferred provider care. Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, "Towpath Trail closes through Cuyahoga Valley National Park due to flooding," 16 Apr. 2018 People and employers pay insurance companies, which pay opaque aggregators known as pharmacy-benefit managers and preferred provider organisers. The Economist, "Which firms profit most from America’s health-care system," 15 Mar. 2018 Pension contributions for current employees will rise 2.5 percent during the term of the agreement, and the health plan will shift from a preferred provider plan to a high-deductible one with a health savings account. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Hartford Professional Employees Union Ratifies Contract With City," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of preferred provider

1982, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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preferred provider

noun

English Language Learners Definition of preferred provider

: a doctor, hospital, etc., that is part of a PPO

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