Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation

A Medical Provider Network (MPN) is an entity or group of health care providers set up by an insurer or self-insured employer and approved by DWC’s administrative director to treat workers injured on the job. Under state regulations, each MPN must include a mix of doctors specializing in work-related injuries and doctors with expertise in general areas of medicine. MPNs are required to meet access to care standards for common occupational injuries and work-related illnesses. The regulations also require MPNs to follow all medical treatment guidelines established by the DWC and allow employees a choice of provider(s) in the network after their first visit. Additionally, MPNs must offer an opportunity for second and third opinions if the injured worker disagrees with the diagnosis or treatment offered by the treating physician. If a disagreement still exists after the second and third opinion, an injured worker in the MPN may request an independent medical review (IMR). The MPN program became effective Jan. 1, 2005 and employees can be covered by an MPN once a plan has been approved by the DWC administrative director. To learn more about MPN’s, please visit http://www.dir.ca.gov/.

Reference: State of California, Department of Industrial Relations. http://www.dir.ca.gov/

Northern California Occupational Clinic’s current MPN

  • State Fund
  • ESIS
  • Farmers
  • Zurich
  • Chubb
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • Sedgwick
  • AIG/Chartis
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Prime Health
  • ADIN Healthcare
  • The Hartford
  • Corvel
  • Coventry
  • Spreemo
  • One Call
  • Network by Design
  • Three Rivers
  • Tristar
  • First Health
  • AmTrust
  • ACE/AIG
  • Republic Indemnity
  • AmGUARD

Disclaimer:  Due to the frequent changes in MPN’s and case status, please contact us directly to verify the current MPN list. Any questions regarding MPN’s can be directed to Regina.

Phone:  408-988-8581   x323.

Email:  regina.ncoc@gmail.com .