Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)

Published: | Updated: April 15, 2018

Definition - What does Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) mean?

An exclusive provider organization (EPO) is a network of healthcare providers whose services are covered by a healthcare plan that will not provide any coverage for medical care outside the network.

Insuranceopedia explains Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)

Exclusive provider organizations are made up of hospitals, laboratories, clinics, and medical professionals. If a person wants to enroll in its health plan, they can only avail themselves of the facilities and professionals that are part of the network. They will receive no financial assistance for services outside the network and will have to pay out of pocket for treatment.

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