~ Article “A Brief Overview of Utilization Review in California” by Tom Swiatek

https://urnation.org/a-brief-overview-of-utilization-review-in-california/

[Although originally posted in Nov. 2015, this provides a good outline of how Utilization Review is “supposed” to work…]

For many, utilization review (UR) is an abstract concept. If you have a fuzzy understanding of UR, this article is for you. If you have a solid understanding of UR, then this article may be a good refresher. Either way, if your work involves workers’ comp, you should have at least a basic understanding of how the UR process works. Continue reading