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Medical Term:

exclusive provider organization

Pronunciation: eks-klu'siv pro-vid'er or'gan-i-za'shun

Definition: A managed care plan in which enrollees must receive their care from affiliated providers; treatment provided outside the approved network must be paid for by the patients.

See Also: managed care

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