A Statewide Medical Provider Network?  This is what is being proposed as part of AB 1465 which has recently been introduced.  My take as a practitioner working in Northern California where many injured workers are considered to be in a rural area--carriers rarely have a valid MPN in those areas, so how is California going to find enough doctors willing to be a part of the California Medical Provider Network?  I think it's a great idea, but personally not sure how they will really be able to make it work.