5 Things you need to know about California’s workers compensation medical networks.
A work comp network is called an MPN – Medical Provider Networks.
MPNs are comprised of medical providers who are allowed to treat injured workers for a particular employer.
An employer must carry workers compensation insurance and these insurance carriers will each have an MPN they manage or lease from another medical network.
The objective of these MPNs is to control cost.
Care is ultimately decided by the MPNs who are not always healthcare providers. They look at the length of treatment and cost.