Utilization Review Licensing in Minnesota

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Utilization review licenses and certificates are typically issued for organizations conducting either medical or workers’ compensation reviews. This guide contains information about utilization review in Minnesota. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Minnesota Utilization Review Organization Registration

Type of Review:

Medical Utilization Review

Agency:Minnesota Department of Commerce

Initial Registration

Agency:Minnesota Department of Commerce
Form:

Utilization Review Organization Application

Agency fee:

$1,000

Registration Renewal

Agency:Minnesota Department of Commerce
Agency fee:

$1,000

Due:

Biennially

Notes:

Renew can be made by submitting a written request and the renewal fee to the department.

Adverse Determination - When a health care plan or utilization review program decides that a medical treatment or service is not necessary.

Concurrent Review - Utilization review that is conducted during a patient’s course of treatment.

External Review - When an independent review organization is consulted to appeal an insurance company’s adverse determination.

Independent Review Organization (IRO) - Unbiased third-parties that conduct utilization review.

Prospective Review - Utilization review that occurs prior to treatment.

Retrospective Review - Utilization review that occurs after treatment and often after payment.

Utilization Review - A system for evaluating the medical necessity, efficiency, and appropriateness of medical services.

Utilization Review Agent (URA) - An entity that conducts utilization review.

Utilization Review Plan - A document of the procedures used during utilization review.

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