IMR Decisions - Jan. Through Dec. 2015 (Spotlight Report, published 02/16)

A research report spotlighting the 2015 outcomes of the independent medical review process used to resolve medical disputes in the California workers’ compensation system. Results show changes in the volume of IMR determination letters and the processing time by month for 2014 and 2015; the average number of medical service decisions per letter issued in 2015; and the number of decisions and the uphold/overturn rates by type of service requested (including results for prescription drug IMRs by drug type), year of injury, region and top providers.