I'm sure you've often wondered during a quiet moment alone, "Hey, are these Medical Provider Networks even constitutional?" Or perhaps you've worried, "If I litigate and lose on AOE/COE, have I waived the right to require applicant to treat in my MPN?"
You haven't? Good news! Someone else has wondered about, worried about, and litigated these issues for you–someone with too much time on his hands.1
From the Fresno WCJ to the California Supreme Court, B&B recently defended against an applicant who was bound and determined to undercut your ability use your MPN. Applicant claimed MPNs could not be used in denied cases. Of even greater concern, applicant attacked the constitutionality of MPNs themselves. Applicant went down in flames.2