Understanding Utilization Review & Independent Medical Review Process
Utilization Review simply ensures the treatment prescribed by your treating doctor is necessary and appropriate for your injury. Medical treatment requests can be authorized, modified, or denied. If a treatment request is modified or denied and you disagree, you and your doctor have a couple of options. Your doctor can request a second review and provide additional information or you can request an Independent Medical Review (IMR), where the treatment request is reviewed by an independent panel of medical professionals. Watch this video to learn more.
More videos about claims
Understanding Your Workers’ Compensation Claim – Explains the basics of the claims process and the forms you will need to complete.
- Delayed Claim – Explains what a Delay means and the steps needed to reach a final decision.
- Beginning Temporary Disability Benefits – Explains the Temporary Disability benefit and standard calculation.
- Beginning or Resuming Permanent Disability Benefit – Explains the Permanent Disability benefit and the factors that affect it.