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

Examples of preferred provider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, courant.com, 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, sun-sentinel.com, 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 Under the acquisition, Quest will also become the only preferred provider for lab services for the hospital's in-house health insurance plan, Memorial Hermann Health Plan. Gwendolyn Wu, Houston Chronicle, 27 Jan. 2020 But Planned Parenthood has leapfrogged state adjudication by recruiting plaintiffs to sue in federal court to vindicate their putative right to their preferred provider. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 12 Dec. 2018 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, 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, 16 Apr. 2018 People and employers pay insurance companies, which pay opaque aggregators known as pharmacy-benefit managers and preferred provider organisers. The Economist, 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of preferred provider

1982, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Preferred provider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preferred%20provider. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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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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