What is an MPN (Medical Provider Network)?
MPN is short for “Medical Provider Network”. An MPN is defined as:
About the Work Comp System in California
In California, the injured worker has the right to choose their doctor. However, it usually has to be a doctor on the Medical Provider Network utilized by the employer. Read more about Who Chooses the Doctor in Work Comp.
What types of Doctor can treat Work Comp cases in California?
According to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, the following specialists can be added to MPNs to treat employees with work comp injuries:
Who decides which doctors can join the MPN?
This is decided by the MPN.
Should Doctors in California contract with MPNs?
If they want to receive more Workers’ Compensation patients, then yes. Patients are usually asked to select a doctor from the MPN which is being utilized by the employer. If the doctor is not listed in the MPN, then the patient cannot (usually) choose that doctor. In other words, contracting with MPNs increases the chances of receiving more workers’ compensation patients.
Where can I get a list of California MPNs?
Contracting Service for Doctors wanting to join MPNs in California
Workers-Compensation-Doctors.com offers work comp contracting for Doctors wishing to join MPNs in California. This is part of our Premium Plan.