Workers’ Comp

Texas Workers’ Comp

Texas Workers’ Comp: A Brief History

The Texas Legislature passed HB 7 in 2005 to create significant reforms for the Texas Workers’ comp program, which is now the model that many other states follow.

Click here to learn about the history of the Texas Workers’ Comp program.


Click here to view the state’s official website.

TOA’s Policy Positions

Coming Soon: TOA’s 2023 legislative recommendations.

Patients Medical Center

Click here to read TOA’s amicus brief in the 2019 lawsuit.

Workers’ Comp in the Legislative & Regulatory Arenas

2021 Texas Legislature

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2019 Texas Legislature

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2017 Texas Legislature

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Online Tool: Appeals Panel

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Shoulder Audit for 2022

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2022 Quality Review Plan

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Latest News

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Medical Quality Review Panel 2022 Audit Plan

Click here to learn more. The two areas include from the January 12, 2022, announcement include:

Evaluate the reasonableness of a physician’s recordkeeping regarding return-to-work.

Evaluate the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulators and a physician’s recordkeeping.

Financial Interest Disclosures

Click here to read TDI-DWC’s January 5, 2022, reminder.

Shoulder-Based Surgery Audit​ for 2022.

TDI-DWC announced a proposed shoulder-based audit plan on November 5, 2021. Click here to view the final plan for 2022.

Per TDI-DWC, the audit will “Ensure that health care providers adhere to the ODG and medically accepted standards of care for performing acromioplasty or distal clavicle resection procedures conducted as part of a shoulder rotator cuff repair, including the appropriate recordkeeping of these procedures.”