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.
Workers’ Comp in the Legislative & Regulatory Arenas
2021 Texas Legislature
2019 Texas Legislature
2017 Texas Legislature
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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.
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.”