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 Missouri, due to the employer and insurer directing the care and treatment of an injured worker, URs are rarely, if ever, used; and IMEs are primarily used in disputed claims when the employer has not directed medical treatment or lost control of it. Please see memo here.