Tucson, AZ (WorkersCompensation.com) - SCF Arizona announced the Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, also known as TucsonOrtho, has joined its Preferred Connection Network and will offer medical services at a discounted rate to SCF policyholders whose employees are injured on the job.
The PCN is SCF's workers' compensation-specific Preferred Provider Organization network – a statewide network of more than 3,000, occupational medical clinics, urgent care facilities, physicians, and physical medicine providers, ancillary service providers that understand the special needs of treating patients within the workers ' compensation system and that provide access to hospitals throughout the state.
TucsonOrtho handles general orthopedic concerns and fracture care, as well as providing specialists who focus on specific areas:
Elbow, hand and shoulder
Foot and ankle
Hip and knee
It also provides services in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine.
"We're thrilled to add the Tucson Orthopaedic Institute to our Preferred Connection Network," said Ginny Arnett Caro, vice president, claims services for SCF Arizona. "This is a relationship that benefits everyone. It highlights the commitment we share to help stem the rising cost of medical care for injured workers, which ultimately reduces workers' compensation rates for everyone."
Conveniently located throughout the greater Tucson and Southern Arizona region, the TucsonOrtho uses state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic services combined with a medical team of orthopedic surgeons and non-surgical treatment specialists.
TucsonOrtho's specialists share experience, insights and expertise to develop effective, definitive medical solutions for each patient, and its leadership has earned it a reputation for excellence in the orthopedic profession and throughout Southern Arizona.
"We see our role as restoring not only functionality, but also smiles, to Southern Arizona employees," declared Susan Polito, workers' comp. coordinator at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute. "We understand the special challenges presented by industrial injuries and illnesses. With four locations, and subspecialists for every body part, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is the local expert for on-the-job injuries involving bones, joints and muscles."
SCF's PCN member companies work in unison to provide the necessary healthcare needed to help injured workers return to work as quickly, safely and economically as possible.
"Designating a medical provider is the most important step any policyholder can take to control the cost of a claim," Caro said. "Since medical bills make up most of a claim's expenses, SCF's goal is to provide injured workers with the most effective medical treatment, at a reasonable cost."