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Bonds Speaks to Workers’ Compensation Professionals on Cost Containment


At the 2013 Illinois Workers' Comp Forum on March 12, Urbana partner Bruce Bonds spoke on "Strategically Using Utilization Review as a Medical Cost Containment Tactic." Utilization Review (UR) is the process employers or claims administrators use to review employees' medical treatment. The topics of Bruce's presentation included:

  • The effect of new UR reforms.
  • Under what circumstances do URs yield cost savings?
  • When is it not worth the expense of trial and depositions?
  • Can reasonableness and necessity be addressed without a UR?

The Forum was attended by professionals responsible for workers' compensation administration and compliance from across the state, including Workers' Compensation Risk Management, Claims Management, HR, and Case Management. The Forum was presented by The Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest.