preferred provider organization


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preferred provider organization

noun care plan, comprehensive health plan, controlled medical coverrge, discounted health membership group, discounted provider network, network of medical care providers, orranization of medical providers: supervised medical services, plan organizationSpecifically: employer-sponsored plan
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"Aetna's withdrawal of its HMO products and its continuation of its preferred provider organization is consistent with the national trend of decreasing HMO enrollment and increasing PPO enrollment," said state Insurance Commissioner Paula T.
The others are Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a preferred provider organization (PPO), and Health Advantage, a HMO and point of service provider (POS).
They agreed to offer a preferred provider organization health care plan with 100-percent coverage after the employee reaches the deductible.
BACKGROUND The District currently provides employees with a choice between a Dental Preferred Provider Organization (DPPO) and prepaid dental program.
All of the users are under age 65, and the their demographics are comparable to those of other Aetna preferred provider organization plan members, Aetna says.
Two Michigan physicians groups have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) alleging that BCBSM is wrongly fixing the lees doctors charge for office visit services that are provided to enrollees in the new preferred provider organization (PPO) health care plans.
From 2000 to 2003, deductibles among small firms doubled in preferred provider organization plans when employees used in-network providers and jumped 131% when they used out-of-network providers.
In a preferred provider organization or PPO, a doctor or other health care provider contracts with an insurer to provide care at a discounted rate.
The firm now offers single through family coverage as part of a preferred provider organization. Employees pay 100% of their benefit costs through the firm's cafeteria plan, to which the firm contributes a base amount for each employee.
To Provide Group Dental Preferred Provider Organization (DPPO) Services Through Mcccd s Flexible Benefits Plan.
Costs at health account plans increased an average of 4.8% and costs at preferred provider organization plans increased an average of 7.3%.
For African-American providers there is another issue of major concern: the move by managed care companies to enroll Medicaid recipients into the HMO/PPO (preferred provider organization) system.

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