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The employee has the right to choose the physician unless the employer participates in a workers' compensation certified managed care plan. Then the employee may choose from a list of providers in the plan. A certified managed care plan is an organization that has been certified by the state to manage health care for injured workers. The employee is not required to receive treatment from a doctor in a plan or network that is not certified.
The employee must go to a provider in the certified managed care plan unless: