preferred provider


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 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,, "Memorial hospitals removed from Florida Blue network after contract talks fail," 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, "Meet the Controversial Doctor Behind the Dr. Phil Empire," 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, "Quest Diagnostics to acquire Memorial Hermann labs," 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, "Behind the Supreme Court’s Dodge," 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., "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,, "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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10 Sep 2020

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“Preferred provider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of preferred provider

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

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