preferred provider organization

noun

Definition of preferred provider organization

: ppo

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Recent Examples on the Web Mediation applies only to its preferred provider organization. Dallas News, "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to pay $10 million fine, issue refunds after state finds billing mistakes," 6 Mar. 2020 The latest study examined the claims data of 37 million individuals with commercial preferred provider organization’s health insurance plans in all 50 states from 2013 to 2017. BostonGlobe.com, "The latest study examined the claims data of 37 million individuals with commercial preferred provider organization’s health insurance plans in all 50 states from 2013 to 2017.," 2 Dec. 2019 Those with Blue Essential health maintenance organization (HMO) plans and Blue Choice preferred provider organization (PPO) plans will have in-network status at Kelsey-Seybold starting Jan. 1. Jenny Deam, Houston Chronicle, "Kelsey-Seybold to rejoin Blue Cross Blue Shield network," 6 Nov. 2019 Another difference is that beneficiaries are restricted to a defined network of providers like an HMO or preferred provider organization. Akilah Johnson, ProPublica, "They’re Retired. They’re Insured. The Government Pays for It. And Trump Loves It.," 3 Oct. 2019 For instance, in Maryland, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield proposed an 18.5% average increase on health maintenance organization plans and a 91.4% increase on its smaller preferred provider organization business. Joseph Walker, WSJ, "Insurers Seek Smaller Rate Increases on ACA Plans," 1 Aug. 2018 Gail Trauco's insurer is eliminating her company's policy known as a preferred provider organization, or PPO, replacing it with a health maintenance organization, or HMO, a change that would limit the choice of doctors for her five employees. Joyce M. Rosenberg, USA TODAY, "As health premiums rise, small businesses seek alternatives," 9 Dec. 2017 Gail Trauco's insurer is eliminating her company's policy known as a preferred provider organization, or PPO, replacing it with a health maintenance organization, or HMO, a change that would limit the choice of doctors for her five employees. Joyce M. Rosenberg, USA TODAY, "As health premiums rise, small businesses seek alternatives," 9 Dec. 2017 Gail Trauco's insurer is eliminating her company's policy known as a preferred provider organization, or PPO, replacing it with a health maintenance organization, or HMO, a change that would limit the choice of doctors for her five employees. Joyce M. Rosenberg, USA TODAY, "As health premiums rise, small businesses seek alternatives," 9 Dec. 2017

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Preferred provider organization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preferred%20provider%20organization. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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preferred provider organization

noun
pre·​ferred pro·​vid·​er organization | \ prə-ˌfərd-prə-ˈvīd-ər- How to pronounce preferred provider organization (audio) \

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: ppo

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