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Utilization manager answers July critique

October 05, 2005

Dr. James H. Thrall's column "Utilization management steps onto center stage" (July, page 29) carries the subtitle "Referring physicians and radiologists must wrestle decision making back from insurers," prompting the question, Was decision making usurped or abandoned? As chief medical officer of CareCore National, one of the aggravating "1-800 programs" Thrall refers to, I present a perspective from the other side.