2018 Workers Compensation Newsletter - Fourth Quarter

Under what circumstances do you recommend a Utilization Review (UR) or an Independent Medical Examination (IME) in an otherwise compensable claim?



In Indiana for a compensable claim, we do not recommend using utilization review as it is not recognized by the Board as a basis for denying treatment. As the employer chooses the treating doctor in Indiana, we caution obtaining a second opinion IME out of concerns that it will appear that the employer is “doctor shopping.” Please see memo here.