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MPN question (California) (California)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:24 pm
by Minion
If one organization aka Barrington is the only facility that presents on an MPN, can an IW treat outside of the MPN? Or since Barrington has unspecified doctors under their entity, is that a valid MPN?

Re: MPN question (California) (California)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:36 pm
by steve appell
Here is the applicable Rule & Reg .......
ยง9767.5. Access Standards
(a) A MPN must have at least three available physicians of each specialty to treat common injuries experienced by injured employees based on the type of occupation or industry in which the employee is engaged and within the access standards set forth in (1) and (2).
(1) An MPN must have at least three available primary treating physicians and a hospital for emergency health care services, or if separate from such hospital, a provider of all emergency health care services, within 30 minutes or 15 miles of each covered
employee's residence or workplace.
(2) An MPN must have providers of occupational health services and specialists who can treat common injuries experienced by the covered injured employees within 60 minutes or 30 miles of a covered employee's residence or workplace.

Because Barrington is the only listing and not 3 individual docs, I do not believe that would be considered a valid MPN.