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What's the difference between an hmo and a ppo?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
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In brief: Different menus
Hmo health maintenance organization will often have you see your primary care provider before seeing a different kind of specialist if additional help is needed.
Ppo preferred provide organization means you can refer yourself to a different specialist without seeing your primary care doc first. Read the fine print. Check out your drug coverage, deductible, how much preventive care, tests covered.

In brief: Different menus
Hmo health maintenance organization will often have you see your primary care provider before seeing a different kind of specialist if additional help is needed.
Ppo preferred provide organization means you can refer yourself to a different specialist without seeing your primary care doc first. Read the fine print. Check out your drug coverage, deductible, how much preventive care, tests covered.
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