Designated Medical Provider Program
The Risk Management Workers Compensation Program (RMWCP) has selected state-wide occupational health specialists to serve as the Program’s Designated Medical Providers (DMPs). The occupational health specialists are located in medical facilities (including satellite care centers) across North Dakota. They employ registered nurses to assist injured workers who seek medical treatment. These nurses assist with coordinating care and restrictions for medical necessity and appropriateness; provide recommendations, act as a liaison between the injured worker, employer, medical provider, and Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) claims adjuster; and assist in the coordination of transitional work. State entities that use one of the Program’s DMPs can expect to see reduced cost associated with their employee’s claims, a discount in its workers compensation premium, and the elimination of the $250 deductible cost associated with workers compensation claims.