Choosing primary care doctors in Medicare Advantage Plans

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plans

Do I need to choose a primary care doctor in 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

Do I need to choose a primary care doctor in Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plans?

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

Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans

Do I need to choose a primary care doctor in Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans?

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

Special Needs Plans (SNPs)

Do I need to choose a primary care doctor in 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.