Preferred provider organizations: Issues for employers

Dan Ermann, Gregory deLissovoy, Jon Gabel, Thomas Rice

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The preferred provider organization (PPO), an alternative delivery system currently embraced by the employer sector, has been growing at a phenomenal rate for the past few years. It is necessary to examine the issues an employer should consider when deciding whether to offer a PPO option, and to look at organizational issues such as PPO structure, quality, utilization review mechanisms, and benefits design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Care Management Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Health Policy
  • Leadership and Management
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)


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