CompWest Insurance Company, a workers’ compensation insurance carrier, has selected CompPartners Inc. to be its network and health care management partner in a Medical Provider Network (MPN) for its workers’ comp customers in California. The MPN has 28,000 physicians, 335 hospitals, and 6,654 ancillary facilities located throughout the state.
Designed to stem the rising medical costs in workers comp, the MPN is a recent provision of workers’ comp reform in California that enables employers to direct injured employees to providers in a managed care network. Significant cost savings have been attributed to similar programs in other states.
CompPartners will provide a full line of managed care services, including its medical network, medical case management, utilization review, physician peer review and bill review services to CompWest’s customers.
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