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Large Minority of Claims Shops Still Lack URAC Accreditation as Deadline Looms

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, June 18, 2018 | 0

With a July 1 deadline looming, only 56% of active utilization review organizations in California’s workers’ comp system had obtained URAC accreditation as required under Senate Bill 1160. As of Friday, 35 out of 62 active UR organizations had received accreditation from URAC, according to figures provided by the Division of Workers’ Compensation. SB 1160 added a requirement contained in Labor Code section 4610(g)(4), which says a utilization review entity that modifies or denies treatment requests must, by July 1, obtain an accreditation by an independent, nonprofit or...

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