Recently, we were researching the likely impact of an MPN (Medical Provider Network) implementation for a client in California. The data can vary dramatically depending upon the client and region of the state. The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) issued a Research Report in early June regarding the impact of physician networks in California Workers’ Comp.
One of the main selling points of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the contention that it would reduce the number of people going to the emergency room (ER) for non-emergency services. When a patient does not have health insurance, these costs are often subsidized by taxpayers. And even when there is insurance coverage, an