Preferred Provider Organization Plans (PPO Plans)
Preferred Provider Organization Plans or PPO plans are one of the most popular managed care Medicare Advantage plans because they offer their beneficiaries more flexibility in choosing doctors and hospitals at a lower cost.
However, beneficiaries will have higher out-of-pocket costs if they go to physicians or hospitals that aren’t in PPO’s network. All Medicare Advantage plans, including a PPO plan, are sold by private insurance companies.
All Medicare Advantage plans, including PPO, must cover hospital and medical insurance that are normally covered under Parts A and B of Original Medicare. However, they also provide some additional benefits like dental, hearing, and vision services.