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September 16, 2010

 

Division of Workers' Compensation posts new frequently asked questions on revised medical provider network regulations, forms, and notices on Web site

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has posted new frequently asked questions (FAQs) in response to inquiries about compliance with recently amended regulations on medical provider networks (MPNs). In addition, the DWC Web site provides a fillable version of the revised notice of the MPN plan modification form and sample MPN notice language for required employee notices.

Employers and insurers are required to revise employee notices to comply with the regulations effective Oct. 8, 2010.

Final text of the amended regulations can be found at:  http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/MPN_Regulations/MPN_Regulations.htm.

The regulatory amendments to MPN and employee information regulations were filed with the secretary of state on Aug. 9 and become effective on Oct. 8, 2010. These amendments are authorized by Labor Code sections 4616, 3550, and 3551.

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