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can any one explain in an lucid language whats the purpose for health maintenance organization and its types,and importance, studying US health care and I cant understand (esp. what's mentioned in Kaplan notes)
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i have never read it, can you tell me page number?
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turn to page number 48, i appresiate the efforts of usmle step1 taker, but does any1 has a better explaination
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The main difference between HMO and PPO is that in HMO the patient have to have a PCP (primary care provider) who will be seeing the patient first and only then can refer to a specialist if there's a need.

In PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) however, you don't need PCP, the patient can go make an appointment with a specialist directly.

Usually PPO health plans are more expensive than HMO health plans.

Both HMO and PPO are considered managed care plans, in which a network of doctors/hospitals agree to provide care to that insurance company members.

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