Checklist for partnering
with right medical provider
Building relationships with the right medical provider can control
the medical care aspects of a Workers’ Compensation claim, help the
injured employee make a speedier recovery and return to work sooner.
Here is a checklist to help you:
Has the provider visited your firm to know and understand your culture?
What are the provider’s hours?
Is the provider facility clean?
Do you know the owners of the provider?
Does the provider have a TV set so that visiting injured employees
“enjoy” attorney ads, which can be detrimental to your financial
Is the provider equipped to perform MRIs, blood work, X-rays, orthopedics,
licensed physical therapist?
If not, what is the waiting time on referrals?
Is the provider schooled in Return-to-Work Programs?
Does the provider know the state basic Workers’ Compensation
Is there shared ownership in labs or other providers?
How long is the wait for an MRI or X-ray if not done at the primary
Is the pharmacy in-house?
Will you receive pre-employment physicals? What is the cost?
Have you asked for references in comparable type businesses as yours?
Do you know the specialty and experience of each doctor at the provider?
Is the provider staff,
including medical staff, bilingual?
How quickly do you know the diagnosis of injured employees to follow
Does the provider practice evidence-based medicine?
Is the provider a member of the American College of Occupational
What does the Return-to-Work communication between provider, employer,
employee and insurance company look like?
What percentage of
employees does the provider return to work within three days