Texas Workers’ Comp Educational New Rules Sessions Set for March 13

February 22, 2008

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation will present two educational sessions, Newly Revised 2008 Hospital Fee Guidelines and Newly Revised 2008 Medical Fee Guidelines, sponsored by the University of North Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on Thursday, March 13, 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 Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Drive. The cost is $79 per person for each session when registering online.

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/wc/policy/feetraining.html.

To register online for the educational sessions visit the University of North Texas website at http://www.crp.unt.edu/Design/workcomp/.

Source: Texas Department of Insurance

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