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CWCI Reports 94.1% of Treatments Ultimately Approved

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 4

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute reports more than 94% of treatment requests in the first 10 months of 2018 were ultimately approved by utilization review or independent medical review, an approval rate that’s consistent with other findings from previous years. At the same time, the Research Update that CWCI released on Tuesday also reports for the first time that an estimated 29% of UR denials are appealed to IMR. And CWCI also found that while the proportion of physical medicine services performed in the first 30 days increased from 2017 to 2018 when the UR exempti...

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