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Chahal: Utilization Review and Timeliness

Friday, May 6, 2016 | 376 | 0 | min read

SB 863 attempted to improve the delivery of medical benefits to applicants by mandating the use of evidence-based medicine via utilization review (UR) and independent medical review (IMR). Harry Chahal Given the law of unintended consequences, this has brought us to the wonderful world of expedited hearings and Dubon challenges that we now routinely face. Fortunately, recent panel decisions have provided guidance, and clarified the procedural and jurisdictional issues related to UR, IMR and objections to validity of UR denials. In Dubon v. World Restoration Inc. (2014)...

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Dr. Robert Weinmann Nov 3, 2016 07:58 AM

For more on this timely subject and on-target op-ed, see columns entitled "Utilization Review: Hypocrisy in Velvet Gloves," workcompcentral, 2014-03-26; "Utilization Review Hypocrisy," TOTALCAPITOL.COM, 04/02/14; and SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, op-ed, 8/29/08, "How to practice medicine without a license." -- robert L. weinmann, MD, Editor, The Weinmann Report, www.politicsofhealthcare.com

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