preferred provider organization

noun

Definition of preferred provider organization

: ppo

Examples of preferred provider organization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mediation applies only to its preferred provider organization. Dallas News, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 4 Aug. 2021.

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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) \

Medical Definition of preferred provider organization

: ppo

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