What is the difference between the BWC and MCOs?

by Kara Dolan-West | Feb 11, 2014 | General Information

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is a state government agency that is responsible for Ohio’s workers’ compensation system. The BWC makes decisions regarding claim allowances and benefit payments. In opposition, Managed Care Organizations are private companies that are selected or assigned to each state-funded Ohio employer. The purpose of the MCO is to manage the employer’s workers’ compensation claims. The MCOs coordinate medical care and make treatment decisions.

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