Recently InterWest has been contacted by a number of national and regional workers comp carriers needing access to a competitive provider network for their members. In response to this demand, we have decided to introduce a new network product, called the Workers Comp Network. Our reimbursement arrangements are in parity with those of other carriers in the market.
InterWest is different from other networks in that it is not aligned with a particular hospital or carriers. It is an independent preferred provider organization aimed at serving the needs of payors wanting access to a broad-based, cost-effective delivery system to support their benefit plans.
Practitioners and hospitals are paid on a discount off of the state fee schedule. The payment arrangements that InterWest has negotiated with participating providers are among the best in the region, providing groups with significant savings for their Workers Compensation plans.