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Changes to Texas Rule 141: Benefit Review Conferences Rules

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Division has adopted new rules regarding requesting Benefit Review Conferences (BRC’s) and the exchange of pertinent information with all parties and the Division prior to the BRC. The new rules significantly restrict access to BRC’s...

Texas Benefit Review Conference Exchanges

On October 1, 2010, the new rules for BRC exchanges take effect. We recommend that you develop work flow processes to assure that you meet the time sensitive deadlines. You also need to train whomever is going to perform the evidence exchange on what information is considered “pertinent”...

Texas DWC’s Decision to Deny Benefit Review Conference Requests May Result in Greater Number of Incorrect Impairment Ratings

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford The Division announced a new policy to its administrative staff designed to limit the number of Benefit Review Conferences (BRCs). Benefit Review Officers are now instructed to deny BRC Requests on MMI/IR disputes unless there is an alternate certification...

Texas: Potential Violations for Failure to Timely Exchange Evidence Prior to a Benefit Review Conference

The new BRC rules for exchange of evidence went into effect on October 1, 2010. As provided in Advisory 10-27, dated September 24, 2010, Downs Stanford provided information concerning the new schedule of required exchanges of relevant documents preceding a Benefit Review Conference. As reported in the...