Workers' Compensation

TX: Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Alleged Fraud by Workers' Comp Doctors

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Tribune reports that lawmakers plan to investigate the consequences for patient care and the state’s finances as a result of the explosive allegations last week by former employees of the Texas Department of Insurance's Division of Workers' Compensation that the agency failed to sanction or remove dozens of doctors accused of overtreatment and overbilling. In addition, sources say that a total of six employees have left the Division's medical oversight and enforcement staff since February, the latest being the Division's lead enforcement attorney.