What does HMO stand for?

Health maintenance organization

An acronym that stands for a health insurance plan that centers around one PCP.

HMO uses a network of physicians, hospitals, and other health care professionals and lets you pick one PCP, in which all your health care services will go through. If you want to see any other health care professional, you'll need a referral and the visit will most likely not be covered by your insurance. A PPO gives you a wider choice of specialists compared to the HMO.


Can you help me out? I have no clue what HMO to pick!

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Updated November 5, 2014

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