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Utilization Reviews

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Most Indiana employers hire an outside company to manage their injured workers’ medical treatment and other injury-related benefits.  Some of those outside companies use in-house teams of doctors to second guess the medical treatments ordered by the assigned treating physician.  This practice is called “utilization review” and it is used by these outside claims management companies to minimize the employer’s medical treatment liability.  Our attorneys see this practice in a lot of the cases we handle and view it as an illegal practice according to Indiana law.  If you believe that your treatment was stopped or limited because the adjuster or nurse case manager on your claim used this or another inappropriate cost reducing practice to overrule or control your treating physician, you should notify the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board and/or contact Klezmer Maudlin at (317) 569-9644 for help getting the treatment you need to make a full and speedy recovery from your injury.

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