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MPN Access Standards If an Employee Chooses to Treat with a Specialist

Posted by Sure S. Log on Sep 21, 2021 10:00:00 AM

For a medical provider network (MPN) to be valid, it must offer access and a certain degree of choice for the injured worker. Labor Code 4616(a)(1) states, "The provider network shall include an adequate number and type of physicians, as described in Section 3209.3, or other providers, as described in Section 3209.5, to treat common injuries experienced by injured employees based on the type of occupation or industry in which the employee is engaged..." It also requires an MPN to include physicians based on "the geographic area where the employees are employed."

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Topics: Workers Compensation, MPN, PTP