Making Workers' Compensation Work Right for Minnesota's Union Construction Industry

- WORK INJURY MEDICAL CARE


The UCWCP has created a health-care provider network as the sole source of treatment for its participants, named the Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO).

These doctors have extensive experience treating construction injuries and they are noted for keeping employees, employers, and insurers informed about treatment plans and work restrictions.

EPO physicians have been separated into two directories that can be searched—primary care, and specialty care.

NOTE: THE WEB PAGE DISPLAYS BEST WITH INTERNET EXPLORER VERSION 9 OR HIGHER.

PRIMARY CARE

This listing includes mostly Occupational Medicine clinics that focus on work-injury care; and a few family practice clinics that have a doctor on staff that understands the complexities of treating work injuries.

SPECIALTY CARE

This listing includes practice areas such as: chiropractic, neurology, pain management, P.T.S.D., neurosurgery, hand surgery, physical rehabilitation, neurology, orthopedic surgery, etc.



Injured workers must seek treatment from a physician who is a member of the EPO, with few exceptions, such as:

• Is this an emergency? For life-threatening injuries, call 911.

• Is it after-hours? Obtain care from an Urgent care clinic. However, if work restrictions are assigned, the employee must be evaluated the next day by an EPO physician. Follow your employer’s injury-reporting procedures.

• Geographic location: If there is not an EPO clinic within a 50 mile radius of the work-site or injured employee’s home, seek care from the most appropriate provider.

Detailed descriptions of the exceptions to treating within the EPO can be found in Section 10 of the Rules.

The Program’s Trustees believe this customized network of health care providers will improve treatment outcomes leading to a quicker return to union work, wages and benefits. Expectations of our providers are explained in the Purpose of the EPO.

If you have comments about the treatment received or suggestions about providers to be added to the EPO, please contact the program administrator.