Texas Workers’ Comp Rulebook Supplement 2005-04 of Emergency Rules Available Online

January 18, 2006

Rulebook Supplement 2005-04 containing emergency rules recently adopted by the Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation is available online from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), Division of Workers’ Compensation. The supplement can be printed from the TDI Website at www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/indexwc.html under “Rules”.

These emergency rules expire on March 2, 2006, with the option to extend once for 60 days. It is recommended that both the emergency rules and the prior versions of these rules be retained should they be required for future use.

To purchase a hard copy of the rulebook supplements or a complete set of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act and Division Rules contact the Division’s Publications Section at (512) 804-4240.

Supplement 2005-04 contains emergency rules, which were filed with the Texas Register on Nov. 3, 2005:

Chapter 133 General Medical Provisions
133.301 Retrospective Review of Medical Bills (Amended)
133.302 Preparation for an Onsite Audit (Amended)
133.304 Medical Payments and Denials (Amended)
134.801 Submitting Medical Bills for Payment (Amended)

Chapter 134 Benefits – Guidelines For Medical Service, Charges, and Payments
134.600 Preauthorization, Concurrent Review, and Voluntary Certification of Health Care (Amended)

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