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PPO Plans

Preferred Provider Organizations

( PPO)

  • PPOs are similar to HMOs in that they enter into contractual arrangements with healthcare providers ( e.g. physicians, hospitals and other healthcare professionals) who together form a "provider network."
  • Unlike an HMO, members don't have a PCP ("gatekeeper") nor do they have to use an in-network provider for their care. However, PPOs offer members "richer" benefits as financial incentives to use network providers. The incentives may include lower deductibles, lower co-payments and higher reimbursements. For example, if you see an in-network family physician for a routine visit, you may only have a small co-payment or deductible. If you see a non-network family phyhsician for a routine visit, you may have to pay as much as 50% of the total bill.
  • PPO members typically don't have to get a referral to see a specialist. However as mentioned above, there's a financial incentive to use a specialist on the PPO's provider network.
  • PPOs are less restrictive than HMOs in the choice of healthcare provider. However, they tend to require greater "out of pocket" payments from the members.

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595 South Federal Highway, Suite 250
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Tel: 561-417-3344
Fax: 561-417-8899

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