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THE DREAM THAT BECAME A NIGHTMARE

As many readers are aware, the current Workers’ Compensation system was amended to incor­porate Utilization Review (UR) and Independent Medical Review (IMR). The dream for this change was that it would expedite injured workers’ access to the medical care...

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UR & IMR PROBLEMS CONTINUE

Labor Code §139.5 addresses the Independent Medical Review (IMR) process, which commenced for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2013, setting forth a cloak of protection and secrecy for the doctors who participate in the IMR protocol. This protocol...

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