The IWCC Medical Fee Advisory Board approved a draft version of that form at its October 18 meeting, and the IWCC website now includes its PPP notification form.
Preferred Provider Program Basic Requirements:
In order for employers to implement the PPP direction of care process, HB 1698 lists two basic requirements:
- The IWCC must promulgate a notification form that the employer will provide to an employee at the time of injury. This form is now available on the IWCC website.
- The PPP must be approved by the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI). HFN recently confirmed with the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) that there are no approved or provisionally approved workers' comp PPPs. The IDOI has a link on their website of approved workers' compensation Preferred Provider Program Administrators. That list is the source for all approved workers' compensation PPPs in the state of Illinois, and currently it reads, "No Companies have been approved at this time." There is also a permanent link to the IDOI approved list located on the lower right of this blog under the heading Illinois Dept. of Insurance Registered Administrators.