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Audit to Target Heavy Ordering of Lumbar Spine MRIs

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 469 | 0 | 0 min read

The Division of Workers’ Compensation wants stakeholder input in developing an audit plan to evaluate the appropriateness of a doctor’s decision and record-keeping that supports the ordering of lumbar spine MRIs before one month of conservative therapy. The agency on Monday released its proposed Lumbar Spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging Plan-Based Audit and will seek public comments until 5 p.m. Central on Dec. 4. The proposed audit states that indications for ordering lumbar spine MRIs will be identified by the criteria in the Official Disability Guidelines. ODG does not rec...

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