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Do I need to choose a primary care doctor in Medicare Advantage Plans?

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plans

In most cases, yes, you need to choose a primary care doctor in HMO Plans.

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plans

Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans

You don't need to choose a primary care doctor in PFFS Plans.  

Special Needs Plans (SNPs)

In most cases, SNPs may require you to have a primary care doctor, or the plan may require you to have a care coordinator to help with your health care.