White Paper

A Letter From a WC Provider: Why I Hate Workers’ Comp

EK Health on reducing payer-provider friction through provider advocacy.

White Paper Summary

Regulations and red tape are inherent in the workers’ compensation industry. When asking providers who treat occupational injuries and illness how they feel about the workers’ compensation system, they shared a common sentiment: a disdain for the workers’ comp system and process.

To better understand their perspective, we decided to walk a mile in their shoes. After all, treating providers are essential in successfully returning an injured worker to work, restoring their quality of life and reducing costs for the payors in workers’ compensation.

At EK Health, we recognize the benefit of empowering medical professionals to do their job with as little friction as possible. We have designed our utilization review solutions to promote provider advocacy. In the same way we advocate for the injured worker to receive the medical care they need, we advocate for the provider to be free to deliver necessary care as quickly and simply as possible.

In the same way a puzzle is assembled from the outside border inward, beginning with a regulatory framework ensures compliance and optimal performance. By working methodically with all the pieces and finding the right intersection points, we provide a clear path for payors and providers alike to the end result – a full picture of recovery and return to work for injured workers. We leverage our regulatory expertise and occupational health experience to help optimize providers’ experience in treating workers’ comp patients.

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To learn more about EK Health Services, visit ekhealth.com.


As a leading national managed care company, EK Health Services, Inc. sets the gold standard for medical case management, utilization review, medical bill review, network management, and Medicare Set-Asides. We facilitate quality, cost-efficient medical treatment for workers' compensation claims.

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