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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Effective January 1, 2013, the Department will launch a statewide Medical Providers Network (MPN) for treating injured workers and expand the Centers of Occupational Health Education (COHE). Doctors who want to treat injured workers will have to apply to be part of the MPN. The Department predicts these programs will improve quality of care and save the State over $200 million over the next four years.
After January 1, 2013 you can only treat with a non-network (MPN) provider for the initial office or emergency room visit. For additional care, the worker must transfer to a network provider. Workers should ask their regular doctors to enroll in the network. Currently, out of state medical providers are not required to be part of the network (MPN.)