Ever since January 2013, any medical providers treating injured workers in Washington State have been required to be part of the Medical Provider Network (MPN). This includes physicians, chiropractors, naturopathic physicians, podiatrists, ARNPs, PAs, dentists and optometrists.


Over the past few days I’ve spent some time introducing myself to local MPN members that treat the injured workers I represent, and it has been a wonderful experience. I have really enjoyed meeting other professionals who are equally committed to helping injured workers successfully navigate through their claims.


What I’ve learned from these conversations is that I share many of the same concerns, frustrations, and challenges as the medical providers treating injured workers. As a result, I’m looking forward to continuing collaborative dialogues with these providers in an effort to find solutions for our shared concerns, frustrations and challenges, as we work together to achieve productive claim progress and appropriate outcomes for the injured workers we help.