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Independent Medical Review (IMR) Trends in California Workers’ Compensation

CMS, Independent Medical Review, Medicare Set-Aside Blog on May 12, 2021
Posted by Shannon Flynn

by Haj Aoki, Division Manager & Eric McClain, Lead MSA Analyst As featured last week on workcompwire.com, the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently issued their annual report on the Independent Medical Review (IMR) program which analyzed data from 2020. IMR is the medical dispute resolution process that […] Continue

THE UR/IMR PROCESS: STILL GOOD ON ITS FACE.

CMS, Independent Medical Review, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, MSP News, Work Comp on June 21, 2017
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

The California Supreme Court has determined that it will not review a case involving an injured worker who asserted that the Independent Medical Review (IMR) process was unconstitutional.  This is good news for California payers, furthering the defensive position that payers can continue to rely on both the Utilization Review (UR) and Independent Medical Review […] Continue