preferred-provider organization

[ pri-furd-pruh-vahy-der ]
/ prɪˈfɜrd prəˈvaɪ dər /


a comprehensive health-care plan offered to corporate employees that allows them to choose their own physicians and hospitals within certain limits. Abbreviation: PPO Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for preferred provider organization

preferred provider organization
[ prĭfûrd ]


A medical insurance plan in which members receive more coverage if they choose health care providers approved by or affiliated with the plan.
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