Workers' Compensation Networks with Catherine Benavidez

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Workers' Compensation Networks with Catherine Benavidez This week we’re joined by Catherine Benavidez, President/CEO at Injury Management Organization. Networks did not exist in Texas, prior to 2005. She shares how their healthcare network was approved in 2006, activated in 2009 and how they’ve significantly decreased medical cost averages as well as days of work lost. Organically growing their network has proven to be significantly beneficial. Having productive relationships with providers is key; they’re able to manage care from the beginning of a case to the end of the case with collaborative efforts of utilization review, medical bill review, ancillary peer review, and field and telephonic case management. Catherine explains in significant detail the advantages of their network, how they compare to others in Texas and the most important features of a health care network.

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