Return-to-Work/Designated Medical Provider
The Return-to-Work (RTW) program is a team approach to managing disability from work-related injuries and assists in cost reduction. It benefits injured employees because it ensures the injured worker receives the best medical services, allows them to be productive, receive a full salary vs. reduced disability benefits, and keeps experienced and productive workers on staff. It is the best option for both the employee and employer.
The Designated Medical Provider (DMP) is a medical professional or facility selected by the employer to treat work-related injuries. All employers in North Dakota have the option of selecting one or more DMPs. Employers may choose a single provider, a group of providers, or any combination of provider specialties.