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TX: DWC Issues Informal Proposal of Case Manager Certification Rule
Posted on 19 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) has informally proposed new 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §137.5 regarding case manager certification. TDI-DWC is accepting public comments regarding... Read More

TX: DoI Published 2010 WC Network Report Card Results
Posted on 1 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - In 2005, the 79th Texas Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 7, which authorized the use of workers’ compensation health care networks certified by the Texas Department of Insurance (Department). This legislation also... Read More

TX: TDI-DWC Finalized Medical Quality Review Procedure
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Dallas, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - On December 14, 2010 the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) solicited and received constructive input from workers' compensation system participants. All comments were carefully... Read More

TX: TDI Calls for Workers’ Comp and Employers’ Liability Rate Filings for 2010 Public Rate Hearing
Posted on 25 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

AUSTIN, TX - This call for workers’ compensation rate filings applies to all insurance companies subject to Texas Insurance Code, Chapter 2053 and §2051.002 that write workers' compensation and employers’ liability insurance on a... Read More

TX: DWC Changes Conversion Factors For WC Medical Fee Guidelines
Posted on 16 Nov 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Dallas, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The purpose of this bulletin is to inform system participants of the annual change to the Medical Fee Guideline conversion factors as established in 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §134.203. As directed by Texas... Read More

TX: TDI-DWC Recognizes Detex Corporation With Peer Review Safety Award
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) recognized Detex Corporation of New Braunfels and Panel Specialists, Inc. of Temple with the Peer Review Safety Award for exemplary safety programs on May... Read More

TX: Workers' Comp Whistleblowers Say TDI Failed to Sanction Unscrupulous Doctors
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Tribune reports that Dr. Ken Ford and attorney Cathy Lockhart, who investigated medical fraud for the state Division of Workers' Compensation before they were terminated earlier this year, say that the Texas Dept. of Insurance... Read More

TX: DWC's Report Of Medical Evaluation Available In Chinese And Vietnamese
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Dallas, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) has made available in Chinese and Vietnamese the notice included with the DWC Form-069, Report of Medical Evaluation. This is in addition... Read More

TX: DWC Announces Recent Enforcement Actions
Posted on 6 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Commissioner of Workers' Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC). The final actions include... Read More

TX: Commissioner Bordelon Slams Whistleblowers for "False and Baseless" Allegations
Posted on 21 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Tribune reports that Commissioner Rod Bordelon has criticized the former employees who say that the Division of Workers' Compensation has failed to take action against doctors who are allegedly abusing the system, stating that... Read More

TX: DOI Issues Call for 2Q Experience Workers' Comp Deductible Plans
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

AUSTIN, TX - Commissioner's Bulletin B-0026-10 regarding Call For Second Quarter Experience - 2010 Call For Second Quarter Experience - 2010 - Workers' Compensation Deductible Plans was issued on July 1, 2010. Responses are due no later than August... Read More