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Prevent, detect, protect against silent PPO discounts

Physician Practice Perspective, January 14, 2004

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Preferred provider organizations (PPOs)-a basic form of managed care-dominate many market areas. A legitimate PPO consists of a network of hospitals and providers who agree to accept a discounted fee schedule in return for being a "preferred" provider. When a provider joins a PPO, the organization enters into an agreement with payers.

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