MPN

Anthem's THM Network Closes, Stiffs Providers
Jun 28, 2024
Anthem's THM Network Closes, Stiffs Providers
Workers’ comp providers—in particular ancillary providers like physical therapists (PTs)—take note: if you have treated injured workers through Anthem’s Transparent Health Ma...
DWC MPN Meeting Accomplishes Nothing
Jun 27, 2024
DWC MPN Meeting Accomplishes Nothing
Last week, California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) held an informal stakeholder meeting to discuss its proposed changes to the regulations governing Medical Prov...
Zurich - An Example of California's MPN Shell Game
Jun 25, 2024
Zurich - An Example of California's MPN Shell Game
Where opacity and obfuscation reign, injustice thrives. There may be no better example of this than California’s Medical Provider Network (MPN) system. T...
CA MPNs Harm Employers, Injured Workers &  Providers
Jun 19, 2024
CA MPNs Harm Employers, Injured Workers & Providers
California’s Medical Provider Network (MPN) system is an unmitigated failure, causing genuine harm to injured workers, health care providers, and employers. The Divisi...
AmTrust MPN Magic Denies Payment
Jun 18, 2024
AmTrust MPN Magic Denies Payment
Welcome to California workers’ comp, where claims administrators can use even the most demonstrably, objectively, provably untrue assertions to deny payment to a provider—wit...
Orange County/Sedgwick Inflict MPN Mayhem
May 2, 2024
Orange County/Sedgwick Inflict MPN Mayhem
How much of California workers’ comp dysfunction directly results from the effectively ungoverned Medical Provider Network (MPN) system? California does not furnish an...
CA Provider Breaks MPN Shackles (and You Can Too)
Feb 16, 2024
CA Provider Breaks MPN Shackles (and You Can Too)
The Medical Provider Network (MPN) system is the bane of California workers’ comp — a system so convoluted, dysfunctional, and inimical to properly providing care to injured ...
Obituary: Palomar Urgent Care (for Injured Workers)
Jan 18, 2024
Obituary: Palomar Urgent Care (for Injured Workers)
California workers’ comp has lost yet another sizable medical practice, in another unmistakable sign of the ongoing breakdown of the system.Palomar Health Medical Grou...
daisyNews: 2023 Top 10 Articles
Jan 8, 2024
daisyNews: 2023 Top 10 Articles
In 2023, daisyNews tackled the stories, trends, and issues that had the biggest impact on providers who treat injured workers. Below, we share the 10 most-read articles of th...
DWC's New MPN List Helps No One
Oct 30, 2023
DWC's New MPN List Helps No One
California’s Medical Provider Network (MPN) system is an unmitigated disaster — and the latest “solution” from the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is laughable in its...
Why Does CA DWC 1 Form Fail to Mention Mandated MAAs?
Oct 26, 2023
Why Does CA DWC 1 Form Fail to Mention Mandated MAAs?
The DWC 1 form, created by California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to satisfy its legal mandate to inform newly injured workers of their rights and benefits, fai...
DWC 1 Does Not Help Injured Workers Navigate MPNs
Oct 23, 2023
DWC 1 Does Not Help Injured Workers Navigate MPNs
As California considers desperately needed reforms of the Medical Provider Network (MPN) system, one reform is arguably more necessary and easily achievable than most: fully ...