Washington: DLI looks to establish medical provider network
The Department of Labor and Industries issued a preproposal statement of inquiry regarding rules establishing a medical provider network to treat injured workers of employers insured with the department and of self-insured employers.
The rules will include minimum standards for credentialing medical providers and other requirements for network participation. The rules also will allow injured and ill workers to see a provider of their choice for the initial visit of their claims. The rules will inform health care providers and workers as to what services may be provided by a nonnetwork provider and what care must be transferred to a network provider.
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September 10, 2012
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