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The Case Against Comp Physician Discounts

Most insurance carriers, self-insured businesses and program administrators display a fundamental, striking and costly lack of understanding of the role of the physician in the management of workers’ compensation claims.

This failing shows itself in their unerring focus on finding cut rate doctors a naive and counterproductive effort that ignores qualifications, credentials or results in favor of physicians who give a discount below an already-low fee schedule or usual and customary rate.

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