MEDEX Healthcare offers a uniquely beneficial “HCO+MPN” program. As a certified Health Care Organization (HCO) and approved Medical Provider Network (MPN), MEDEX provides administration to take advantage of both programs.
Employers are granted maximum medical control while employees gain quality medical treatment in the event of a work related injury. The MEDEX HCO+MPN program includes an exclusive specialized network of quality medical providers experienced in Workers’ Compensation. All participating providers were nominated by employer clients and/or their professional claim administrators. This quality network is utilized for both the HCO and MPN program.
The MEDEX network is based on providers who offer quality medical care and have the ability to write timely, ratable medical reports. Many other HCO/MPN provider networks were primarily large networks based upon PPO discounts and were utilized by group health payers.
The MEDEX HCO+MPN program is the most powerful tool to maximize medical control and minimize claims cost. This program has been successfully integrated and utilized by many Insurance Carriers, Self Insurance Groups, Permissibly Self Insured Employers and Third Party Administrators.
Why not BOTH?
HCO regulations allow the employer to control and direct an injured workers’ medical care for up to 180 days.
MPN regulations allow the employer to control the first medical evaluation, then contain medical care for the life of the claim within a provider network.