About Workers’ Compensation Preferred Provider Organizations
Located in Broome County, New York, United Health Services Hospitals, Inc. (UHSH) is a non-profit, comprehensive health care system, offering hospital, physician, home care and long-term care services to 600,000 residents in a 12 county region in southern New York and northern Pennsylvania.
In addition to servicing the healthcare needs of our region, UHS has serviced the industrial health needs of business and industry for three decades. Because of our strong employer relationships, UHS became involved in workers’ comp managed care as a response to our customer’s request to find a way to help them with out of control worker’s comp costs.
UHS has one of the five certified Workers’ Compensation Preferred Provider Organizations in New York State, currently serving Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Onondaga, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties. The WC PPO is the only mechanism NYS employers have that allows them to direct the care of their injured employees into a specialized network. We have a large provider network, experienced nurse case managers, 24/7point of access care management, and much more. Expansion activities are underway for additional counties in upstate New York.
Our WC PPO provides a tangible means and solution to gain control over the high costs of workers' compensation by ensuring immediate care, removal of barriers, and an effective return to work program. The delays of the traditional workers’ comp system are removed translating to a huge cost savings for employers with medical and indemnity expenses being reduced by more than 50%.
The WC PPO is a proven successful strategy for controlling workers’ comp costs! With our tremendous success at improving the timeliness and quality of care for injured workers, a win-win scenario is created for the employee and the employer.
The UHS WCPPO works with organized labor across a wide spectrum of Cities, Towns, Villages, School districts and Industry groups and is seen as a true benefit, endorsed by affirmation year after year by their members.
Call today to see how this program can work for your employees and company.