Texas DWC Accepting Public Comment On Informal And Voluntary Network Rules


Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting public comment on proposed rules regarding notification to health care providers of contractual agreements with informal networks and voluntary networks, and reporting requirements. The proposed rules may be viewed on the TDI website at http://www.tdi.state.tx .us/wc/rules/proposedrules/toc.html. The deadline to submit public comments is Monday, April 7, 2008 at 5 p.m.

Submit public comments to TDI-DWC by e-mailing them to rulecomments@tdi.state.tx.us, or mailing or delivering them to Victoria Ortega, TDI-DWC, Legal Services, MS-4D, 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78744-1609.

The proposed amended and new rules will be published in the Texas Register on March 7, 2008:

CHAPTER 133 — General Medical Provisions
Subchapter A General Rules for Medical Billing and Processing
§133.2  Definitions (amendment)
§133.4  Written Notification to Health Care Providers of Contractual Agreements for Informal and Voluntary Networks (new)
§133.5  Informal Network and Voluntary Network Reporting Requirements to the Division (new)

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