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Independent Medical Review Program (IMR)

Health insurance can play a major role for individuals and families. California's Independent Medical Review Program (IMR) provides consumers with opportunity for an independent external review of coverage denials through its IMR program when a specific treatment has been denied as being medically unnecessary or experimental/investigational.  This important program was created by the California Legislature in 2001. For more than a decade, the California Department of Insurance has been continuing to manage the IMR program to ensure that consumers have a fair and efficient process for resolving differences with their health insurance companies.

The following links are designed to provide information and statistics regarding this program.  If you do not find the answer you need, we invite you to call our Consumer Hotline for assistance.  Our dedicated insurance experts are available to assist you.

IMR Application Forms

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