Medical Provider Network FAQ

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  • Medical Provider Network

    • What is an MPN(Medical Provider Network)?

    • Why does the County need a medical provider network?

    • What is the difference between the medical provider network and the County's health benefits network?

    • How do I find out which doctors are in my MPN?

    • Does it matter which doctors I use?

    • Am I still allowed to Pre-Designate a Personal Treating Physician?

    • Should I select my pre-designated doctor, a doctor from the medical provider network or may I use one from the County's Health Benefits network?

    • When should I use my pre-designated doctor, my personal doctor, a medical provider network doctor, or the doctors listed on the "Request for Medical Service - Industrial Injury" form?

    • How do I choose a provider?

    • What if there are no providers in my area?

    • What happens if I get injured at work?

    • What if I disagree with my doctor about treatment?

    • What if I am being treated for a work-related injury before the County of Kern MPN begins?

    • What if I am being treated by a County of Kern MPN doctor and the doctor leaves the MPN?

    • Who determined what doctors and ancillary service providers would participate?

    • What if I need an ancillary service that is not listed?

    • How do I get my doctor or ancillary service provider added to the list?

    • What if I have questions or need help?

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