apco logo An AssuredPartners Company
Preheader Client Login
  Professional Liability Employee Benefits Business Insurance Surety Bonds  


The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has added an easy-to-use search tool to help the public find Independent Medical Review (IMR) determinations quickly and efficiently. The DWC IMR search tool is available on the DWC website.

Over 300,000 IMR cases have been decided since the medical dispute resolution process was implemented on January 1, 2013. Following a determination by a physician reviewer, information for each case is posted to the DWC website. The public can use the new tool to search for decisions by case number, date of injury, specialty of reviewer, and/or category of treatment request. 

“The DWC IMR search tool allows the public to easily research the database of IMR decisions,” said DWC Acting Administrative Director George Parisotto. “Increased knowledge about the program’s past performance will ultimately lead to a more effective IMR process.”

Each IMR case pertains to one or more requested treatments that were denied, delayed or modified following utilization review (UR). The IMRO’s expert reviewers use evidence-based guidelines contained in the DWC Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) to determine whether to uphold or overturn the UR decision. The rationale for a reviewer’s decision for each requested treatment is provided in the IMR final determination letter. Maximus Federal Services is the current Independent Medical Review Organization (IMRO) contracted by DWC to conduct IMR.

More information about IMR is available on the DWC website.

Share |

No Comments

Post a Comment
Required (Not Displayed)

All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

View Mobile Version
Client Login
Privacy Policy
Employee Login
Dealey Renton & AssociatesOakland, CA

Dealey Renton & AssociatesPasadena, CA

Dealey Renton & AssociatesCosta Mesa, CA
Phone800.545.3090 Emailinfo@insdra.com
Santa Ana

CA License #0020739FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Blog

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn RSS