Amid all the changes in health care — and all the challenges that remain — experienced workers' comp networks are evolving to meet the needs of providers, injured workers, and employers. Today, we see constructive partnerships between providers and payers that include a wide variety of provider types and a range of specialty services to serve injured workers.
Next-generation networks are often tighter, specialty-focused, smaller — right-sized — networks that benefit all involved by grouping together the best of the best. Many such networks pull together smaller groups of providers with specific expertise who can best help injured workers.
To find out more about how experienced workers' comp networks are evolving to meet the needs of providers, injured workers, and employers, read Coventry's latest whitepaper at: www.coventrywcs.com/publications
About the Author Jill Harris is the senior vice president of network operations for Coventry and is responsible for auto and workers' compensation provider network management, provider dispute resolution and direct network contracting. She has 27 years of experience in network management, contract negotiation, credentialing, training, acquisition management, and project and team leadership. Jill and her team are responsible for contracting with facilities, professional and specialty providers in support of our clients, in addition to provider engagement, client and provider servicing and contract implementation.
About Coventry Coventry, a part of the Mitchell | Genex | Coventry organization, offers workers' compensation, auto, and disability care-management and cost-containment solutions for employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators. With roots in both clinical and network services, Coventry leverages more than 40 years of industry experience, claims knowledge, and data analytics expertise. Our mission is returning people to work, to play, and to life, and our care-management and cost-containment solutions do just that.