Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)

A managed care plan in which you use doctors, hospitals, and providers that belong to the network. You can use doctors, hospitals, and providers outside of the network for an additional cost.

Also, an M+CO coordinated care plan that: (a) has a network of providers that have agreed to a contractually specified reimbursement for covered benefits with the organization offering the plan; (b) provides for reimbursement for all covered benefits regardless of whether the benefits are provided with the network of providers; and (c) is offered by an organization that is not licensed or organized under State law as an HMO. See Social Security Act Section 1852(e)(2)(D), 42 U.S.C. §139w-22(e)(2)(D). 

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