Having a “Panel of Providers” is essential to the work comp process. Employees are notified when hired, that there is an approved panel of medical providers that they are to see in the event of a work-related injury. While insurance carriers have a recommended panel of physicians, hospitals and medical facilities that they work well with, the insured (your company) should be able to have input into what doctors/facilities are listed on the Panel. These providers have the same goal as the company. That is to be certain that the employee receives the proper care and treatment as well as to get them back to work as soon as possible after recovery.