HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Injuries that sideline valuable workers in today's economy add additional stress to already overworked employees, and increase burdens and costs for financially strapped employers. The National Safety Council estimates that employers pay almost $1 billion per WEEK in direct costs and almost four times that amount for indirect costs related to workers' compensation.
The networks of hospitals, physicians, and other providers that employers contract with to care for injured workers can play a key role in controlling workers' compensation costs. To ensure their provider networks are meeting the needs of employees, and returning them to work quickly and safely, employers should examine several factors, including the number, location and type of providers offered by their workers' comp vendors. Rockport Healthcare Group, a national preferred provider organization (PPO) focused exclusively on workers' compensation, has developed the following list of strategies and tips to help employers get the most from their PPO network.
The last thing employers need in today's economy is to lose a valuable employee to an injury for an excessive length of time," notes Doug Markham, Chief Operating Officer at Rockport. "Employers and employees want to ensure that injuries are treated quickly, appropriately and safely, so that workers can get back to their jobs and the company does not lose any additional money."
About Rockport Healthcare Group:
Rockport Healthcare Group manages a national preferred provider organization network of over 425,000 providers that serves the workers' compensation medical management sector with offices in Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Missouri. The company's single focus of specializing in workers' compensation has resulted in a network of medical providers who understand early intervention, return-to-work guidelines and other industry-specific treatment protocols. For additional information, contact Doug Markham at 800-734-4460 or visit www.rockporthealthcare.com.
|SOURCE Rockport Healthcare Group|
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