Can a group of specialists be certified as a workers compensation health care network?
A. No, a group that includes only one or two specialties will not meet the requirements of HB 7. In order to be certified, a workers’ compensation health care network must demonstrate that it has contracted with a sufficient number of treating doctors, specialists, ancillary providers and institutional providers in order to furnish comprehensive health care services to injured employees. A group of specialists may contract to join a network that meets the requirements of the statute.