The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting public comment on proposed rules.
All proposed rules may be viewed on the TDI Web site at www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/indexwc.html under “Rules” and public comment on proposed rules can be submitted to the Division in several ways:
–Using the Comment Forms found at www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/indexwc.html under “Rules” and then “Proposed Rules for Comment”;
–E-mailing comments to RuleComments@tdi.state.tx.us; or
–Mailing or delivering written comments ATTN: Kristi Dowding, Legal Services, MS-4D, Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas, 78744-1609.
The proposed rules were published in the Feb.3, 2006, issue of the Texas Register, and all public comment on these rules must be received by 5 p.m. on March 6, 2006.
Chapter 126 – General Provisions Applicable To All Benefits
Rule 126.5 – Entitlement and Procedure for Requesting Required Medical Examinations (Amendment)
Rule 126.6 – Required Medical Examination (Amendment)
Rule 126.7 – Suspension of Temporary Income Benefits Based On the Opinion of a Carrier-Selected Required Medical Examination Doctor (Repeal)
Rule 126.7 – Designated Doctor Examinations: Requests and General Procedures (New)
Rule 126.14 – Treating Doctor Examination to Define the Compensable Injury (New)
Chapter 130 – Impairment and Supplemental Income Benefits
Subchapter A Impairment Income Benefits
Rule 130.2 – Certification of Maximum Medical Improvement and Evaluation of Permanent Impairment by the Treating Doctor (Amendment)
Rule 130.5 – Impairment Income Benefits (Repeal)
Rule 130.6 – Designated Doctor Examinations for Maximum Medical Improvement and/or Impairment Ratings (Amendment)
Subchapter B – Supplemental Income Benefits
Rule 130.110 – Return to Work Disputes During Supplemental Income Benefits; Designated Doctor (Repeal)
Chapter 133 – Medical Billing and Processing
Subchapter G – Electronic Medical Billing, Reimbursement, and Documentation
Rule 133.500 – Electronic Formats for Electronic Medical Bill Processing (New)
Rule 133.501 – Electronic Medical Bill Processing (New)
Chapter 180 – Monitoring and Enforcement
Subchapter B – Medical Benefit Regulation
Rule 180.21 – Division Designated Doctor List (Amendment)
Rule 180.22 – Health Care Provider Roles and Responsibilities (Amendment)
Rule 180.28 – Peer Review Requirements, Reporting, and Sanctions (New)
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