No Significant Reduction in Volume of Applications for Calif. Workers’ Comp Medical Reviews
There has been no significant reduction in the volume of applications for independent medical reviews for California worker's compensation cases during the first quarter of 2015, according to an analysis released on Tuesday by the California Workers' Compensation Institute. An average of 12,510 IMR applications per month have been submitted since January 2014, according to the analysis. Further, the backlog in the IMRs has been caused by a small number of providers.
- "Small Number Causing California Worker’s Comp Review Backlog" (Jergler, Insurance Journal, 7/8).