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Worker Advocates Critical of Suggestion to Exempt Modifications from IMR

By Tonika Reed (Reporter)

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 937 | 2 | 52 min read

Advocates for injured workers said a recommendation by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute to exempt treatment modifications from independent medical review is potentially unnecessary with the falling number of treatment disputes. Such a recommendation would also be unfair to injured workers who would be left with no avenue to challenge utilization review modifications, they said. The California Workers’ Compensation Institute in an Oct. 29 Research Update titled “Post-Reform Medical Service Approval Rates in California Workers’ Compensation,” reporte...

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