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Preferred Provider Organizations

"Preferred Provider Organizations" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Arrangements negotiated between a third-party payer (often a self-insured company or union trust fund) and a group of health-care providers (hospitals and physicians) who furnish services at lower than usual fees, and, in return, receive prompt payment and an expectation of an increased volume of patients.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Preferred Provider Organizations" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Preferred Provider Organizations" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1994
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