Department of Labor and Industry

Utilization & Treatment Guidelines Project

Montana Utilization & Treatment Guidelines

UPDATE (February 20, 2014)

Montana Utilization and Treatment Guidelines (

The Montana Guidelines went into effect JULY 1, 2011.

Medical Provider Group Meeting, Friday, February 28, 2014

In accordance with 39-71-704(3)(d), the Department is convening a group of workers' compensation medical providers for an annual review of the Montana Utilization and Treatment Guidelines on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Best Western Great Northern in Helena. The group will be reviewing the three guidelines that have been updated:  Chronic Pain Disorder, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury

Meeting handouts:
Chronic Pain Disorder (draft)
Chronic Pain Summary of Changes
Complex Regional Pain Disorder (draft)
Complex Regional Pain Disorder Summary of Changes
Traumatic Brain Injury (draft)
Traumatic Brain Injury Summary of Changes


Training Webinars

The first set of Montana Guidelines training webinars are now available, along with PDF files of the training materials.

Administrative Rules

Montana Utilization and Treatment Guidelines Select Administrative Rules Effective 7-1-2011

This document is provided as a customer service.  It includes the five new administrative rules that adopt and implement the U&T guidelines and select existing rules that were amended to coordinate with the U&T guidelines.  It does not include all workers' compensation medical services rules that are applicable to medical service provided on or after 7-1-11.  In the event of a discrepancy between this document and the official printed text of the rules maintained by the Secretary of State, the official printed text will be considered correct.

Montana Guidelines - Printed Copies

The Montana Utilization and Treatment Guidelines are now available in a printed and spiral bound two-volume set for the cost of production.   Volume 1 contains the guidelines for Low Back Pain, Shoulder Injury, Upper Extremity, and Lower Extremity.  Volume 2 contains the guidelines for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cervical Spine Injury, Chronic Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Eye Injury.  The cost is $100 (includes shipping).  To order, e-mail Anne Wolfinger (


For more information on the Montana Guidelines, contact Maralyn Lytle,, (406) 444-6604