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What is an RPPO medicare complete choice plan?

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Medicare RPPO stands for Regional Preferred Provider Organization. A preferred provider organization is one of the several different ways you can participate in Medicare. The several parts of Medicare include: See also:

• Medicare Part C Medicare Advantage plans. which replace Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, providing the coverage offered by Part A and Part B as well as additional services, but placing limits on how or from whom you can receive those services; and

• Medicare Part D. a separate program in which insurance policies provide prescription drug coverage.

One type of Medicare Part C Medicare Advantage plan is a preferred provider organization (PPO). A PPO is a combination type of plan that

offers the cost savings of a health maintenance organization (HMO) with a wider choice of doctors and other providers than an actual HMO does. A PPO maintains a network of doctors and other providers (referred to as the "preferred providers"), the same as an HMO does; if you receive your medical care from a preferred provider, your out-of-pocket costs are less. However, a PPO also allows you to get services from doctors or other providers who are not in the "preferred" network; if you do, however, you pay higher out-of-pocket costs.

The "Regional" part of an RPPO simply means that the network of preferred providers is not limited to one state only but crosses state boundaries within a specified region.

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