All About Exclusive Provider Organizations (EPOs)
The newest kind of health coverage, an Exclusive Provider Organization, more commonly called an EPO requires you to choose an exclusive provider. This exclusive provider will take care of all of your health needs. So what do you look for when choosing an Exclusive Provider?
Choosing the Right Exclusive Provider
First of all, you'll want to be sure, of course, that the exclusive provider you're considering takes your health insurance. Don't waste precious time to find the perfect provider only to find out that they don't even accept your health insurance. Your medical insurance provider should be able to provide you with information on participating doctors in your area.
Second of all, you want to be sure that your provider has similar feelings on health care and medications that you do. Some folks don't like to take medications unless it's absolutely necessary. They'd prefer to instead do more preventative work to keep from being sick in the first place. If you're this type of person you should be sure to find and choose a provider who feels similarly.
Another thing to keep in mind is that if you have health ailments, you might try to find someone who specializes in your particular ailments. This will allow you to get the best possible health care, as the person will know how to deal with your illness.
The most important thing is to make sure that your Exclusive Provider is a person who you truly trust and believe in. You don't want to end up with a provider that you don't trust or believe in because they will not bring you the peace of mind you deserve and you will be much less willing to follow their advice.