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Court Upholds UR Determination on Worker's Excessive Opioid Use

Friday, July 15, 2022 | 0

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a determination that an injured worker’s opioid medication usage was excessive and needed to be tapered in accordance with a utilization reviewer’s recommendations. Case: Mushow v. Doyle and Roth Manufacturing (WCAB), No. 121 C.D. 2021, released 04/12/2022, published 06/30/2022. Facts: Michael Mushow suffered an injury to his right knee in December 2012 while working for Doyle and Roth Manufacturing. Doyle accepted liability for the injury, and Mushow began receiving pain management treatment from Dr. Avner Griver. In June 2019, Doy...

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