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July 2, 2021 Workers' Comp

Workers’ comp networks are constantly evolving

Amid all the changes in health care — and all the challenges that remain — experienced workers’ comp networks are evolving to meet the needs of providers, injured workers, and employers.

Network Evolution

Today, we see constructive partnerships between providers and payers that include a wide variety of provider types and a range of specialty services to serve injured workers. Next-generation networks are often tighter, specialty-focused, smaller — right-sized — networks that benefit all involved by grouping together the best of the best. Many such networks pull together smaller groups of providers with specific expertise who can best help injured workers. And, of course, specialty networks focus on narrow areas to let clinicians do more of what drives them and what they’re best at doing. These newer networks present providers with opportunities to keep up with their peers who are utilizing new treatment regimens with emerging technologies such as telemedicine and remote patient monitoring.

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