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Unformatted text preview: doctors in their network and that referral to a spet must be done by the patients Primary care Physician. In some cases a patient may even need to get approval to visit an emergency room. It is my opinion that HMO’s give the best benefit to the provider since patients are confined to providers within the network of the plan. A patient pays a set fee for coverage and is only able to use this plans hospitals and care facilities. A PPO can be more beneficial to the patient due to the fact that there are not any restrictions on doctors or health care facilities and a patient also has the choice to be seen by doctors within the plan which will save them money. References: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.ahrq.gov...
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- Spring '10
- Primary care physician, preferred provider organization