Washington: Medical provider network might be established
The Department of Labor and Industries issued a preproposal statement of inquiry regarding the establishment of a medical provider network to treat injured workers of employers insured with the department and of self-insured employers.
Rules would also expand Centers for Occupational Health and Education. Rules would be established for when an injured worker of the state fund and self-insured employers can have access to a non-network provider for an initial visit. Standards would also be created to expand evidence-based best practices for the medical provider network or a second tier of providers within the network. Comments should be emailed to Jami Lifka at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.lni.wa.gov/rules/AO11/22/1122CR101.pdf.
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January 19, 2012
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