Sunday, August 24, 2008

Texas No Longer Requires Approved Doctors

Used to be that injured workers who were collecting workers’ compensation benefits in Texas had to be treated by doctors on a state-approved list or that had received training through the state. But that list is history and other states that have approved doctors lists ought to consider getting rid of theirs, too, to allow injured workers more control over their own healthcare.

The Texas Department of Insurance however still requires doctors to “disclose financial interest in other providers, practitioners, and facilities,” according to Albert Betts,

Commissioner of Workers' Compensation, a division of the Texas Department of Insurance.

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