Medical treatment utilization schedule (MTUS)
Doctors in California's workers' compensation system are required to provide evidence-based medical treatment. That means they must choose treatments scientifically proven to cure or relieve work-related injuries and illnesses. Those treatments are laid out in the medical treatment utilization schedule (MTUS), which contains a set of guidelines that provide details on which treatments are effective for certain injuries, as well as how often the treatment should be given, the extent of the treatment, and for how long, among other things.
This website provides a link to the MTUS regulations and to the guidelines adopted into the MTUS.
- Disclosure of conflicts of interest - (MEEAC)
- Frequently asked questions about the medical treatment utilization schedule
- Guide to MTUS regulations
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