September 1, 2012 Related Topics: Utilization
In 2005, the Texas legislature passed House Bill 7, which ushered in several medical management initiatives. Among them was one by the Texas Department of Insurance, which announced that, effective May 1, 2007, use of the Official Disability Guidelines – Treatment in Workers’ Comp was required for the treatment of all injured workers not covered by a certified health care network.
In this report, we present our findings from investigations into how the use of evidence-based treatment guidelines affected the medical care received by injured workers and the duration of their temporary disability spells.
Impact of Treatment Guidelines in Texas. Philip S. Borba and Christine A. Yee.
September 2012. WC-12-23.
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