TDI – Basic Workers' Comp for Medical Office Staff Seminar Offered on May 9



Austin, TX ( - The Kilgore College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will sponsor an educational seminar for medical office staff, including office managers and billing staff, entitled Basic Workers' Compensation for Medical Office Staff on Wednesday, May 9, 2013. The seminar is presented by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC). The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn North, located at 3044 N. Eastman Road in Longview. The fee is $159 and includes lunch.

The educational seminar will provide medical office staff with practical information about rules and processes affecting health care delivery to injured employees, enabling them to effectively participate in the Texas workers' compensation system. The educational seminar will provide information on the following topics:

  • how workers' compensation works;
  • identifying a workers' compensation patient;
  • the roles and responsibilities of health care providers;
  • establishing medical necessity:
    • determining when preauthorization is required;
    • treatment guidelines; and
    • pharmacy formulary;
  • processes:
    • preauthorization;
    • billing and reimbursement for professional services; and
    • dispute resolution.

The TDI-DWC will provide six (6) general insurance continuing education credits. Attendees must provide their insurance-related license number at the seminar to receive credits.

To register, visit the Kilgore SBDC website at For additional information, call the Kilgore SBDC at 903-757-5857.

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