Medicare Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) are Medicare Advantage Plans. You will usually be responsible for paying fixed copays if you use in-network providers. If you get care out of network, your costs will be higher. PPOs, in addition to providing Medicare benefits, may offer some additional benefits that Original Medicare does not cover, such as vision and dental care.

Some states do not have Medicare PPOs. For states that have them, Medicare PPOs are only available in certain areas. Call your State Insurance Department or State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to find out if there is a PPO in your area.