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High Volume of IMR Cases Expected to Continue

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Monday, September 10, 2018 | 1428 | 6 | 123 min read

The number of treatment disputes in California’s workers’ compensation system that are being resolved through the independent medical review process increased in 2017 and is on pace to increase again this year. While there is disagreement over what the consistently high number of IMR decisions says about how treatment is provided, system users appear to agree that the situation is not going to change anytime soon. Maximus Federal Services received 175,118 eligible applications for independent medical review in 2017, compared to 172,452 in 2016, according to a report publ...

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