Texas Workers’ Compensation Educational Sessions On Medical and Hospital Fee Guidelines Offered In Austin

                               

Austin, TX  (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) will present two educational sessions, Newly Revised 2008 Hospital Fee Guidelines and Newly Revised 2008 Medical Fee Guidelines, sponsored by the Texas State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on Thursday, April 10, 2008. The Newly Revised 2008 Hospital Fee Guidelines educational session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Newly Revised 2008 Medical Fee Guideline educational session will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The sessions will take place at Texas State University, Small Business Development Center, 1555 University Blvd. in Round Rock. The cost is $50 per person for each session or $80 per person for both sessions.

The Newly Revised 2008 Hospital Fee Guidelines educational session is for health care providers, medical billing staff, insurance carriers, claims adjusters and case managers who bill and reimburse for hospital inpatient and outpatient services in the Texas workers’ compensation system. This educational session will provide information on the 2008 Hospital Fee Guidelines, which establish a standardized format for billing and reimbursement for inpatient admissions and outpatient dates of services to injured employees on or after March 1, 2008.

The Newly Revised 2008 Medical Fee Guidelines educational session is for health care providers, medical billing staff, insurance carriers, claims adjusters and case managers who bill and reimburse for medical treatments and services in the Texas workers’ compensation system. This educational session will provide information on the 2008 Medical Fee Guidelines, which establish a standardized format for billing and reimbursement as used in group health and Medicare systems for medical treatments and services to injured employees on or after March 1, 2008. The guidelines also establish new incentive payments to health care providers caring for injured employees in areas of the state designated as underserved by the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation.

For more information on the educational sessions, visit the TDI website at http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/w c/policy/feetraining.html.

To register for the educational sessions visit the Texas State University SBDC website at http://www.business.txstate.edu/ sbdc/training.htm. For additional information, call 512-716-4800 or e-mail mf31@txstate.edu.

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