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Encouraging High-Quality Medical Provider Participation in Work Comp

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



How early is the trajectory of a claim’s outcome in workers’ compensation established?

The capacity to effectively return an injured worker to productivity, in work and in life, is highly dependent on the interaction between the patient and the medical provider. High-quality medical providers have consistently proven this to be the case by producing optimal health outcomes for their patients and improved cost outcomes for employers.

The litigious nature of treating patients in workers’ compensation can discourage high-quality medical providers from practicing in this space. This makes access to high-quality medical care difficult to access, which in turn drives up medical cost and extends disability duration unnecessarily.

During this presentation instructors, Carlos Luna and Sharon Mather, BSN, RN, will bring awareness to practices that are commonly employed by managed care organizations, TPAs, employers, and even other clinicians that create friction and should be avoided.

Instructors will also engage a panel of two widely-known medical experts, Steven Feinberg, M.D. and Steven Wiesner, M.D., and explore actionable solutions to encourage collaboration from the clinic to claim closure, thus encouraging high-quality medical provider participation in workers’ compensation.

Talking Points:

  • Establish the need for high-quality medical care and the cost of its absence.
  • What is needed to recruit and retain high-quality medical providers?
  • What can each stakeholder group in the workers’ compensation system do to encourage high-quality medical provider participation?


Carlos Luna – Risico
Sharon Mather, BSN, RN – Risico
Steven Feinberg, M.D. – Feinberg Medical Group
Steven Wiesner, M.D. – The Permanente Medical Group, Inc.


(559) 277-4800