These Are the Proposed Medical Pain Treatment Guidelines

We have seen a drastic increase in denials of prescription medicine. These Chronic Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines apply when the patient has chronic pain as determined by following the clinical topics section of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS). In following the clinical topics section, the physician begins by assessing the presenting complaint and determining…

Wrongful Denials of Care

The State of California is playing doctor. In 2015, the Division of Industrial Relations promulgated Medical Treatment Utilization Guidelines (MTUS) that limit medical care provided to injured workers. I am writing a series of articles to point out some of the deceptions contained in these mandatory guidelines which are preventing injured workers from getting the medical…