The following guest post is by Dr. Douglas Lurie, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans. He graduated magna cum laude from Birmingham Southern College as a Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Dr. Lurie then graduated from the University of South Alabama School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery internship and residency at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, where he was a chief resident. In the workers’ comp arena, Dr. Lurie has performed thousands of utilization reviews since the Medical Treatment Guidelines were implemented. He is also the National Medical Director for Propeer, a URAC-certified independent review organization.