California Names URAC as Designated Accreditor for Workers’ Comp Utilization Review

WASHINGTON, DC – Recognizing the importance of utilization review in promoting high quality for workers’ compensation, a new California law now requires these programs receive an accreditation of their services.

SB 1160, signed by California Governor Jerry Brown on September 30, amends existing California statute to require that all organizations that conduct utilization review for workers’ compensation in the state be accredited by July 1, 2018. The new law names URAC as the initial designated accreditation organization.