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Index to Texas Monitor Articles

104 Week Rule

Administrative Issues

Attorneys

Back Injuries

Claims

Disputes and Dispute Resolution

Doctors

104 Week Rule

Maximum Medical Improvement and the 104 Week Rule (2:1)

Administrative Issues

An Evaluation of the Texas Subsequent Injury Fund(4:2)

Attorneys

Attorney Representation of Injured Workers is Low Following 1989 Reforms (1:1)

Comparison of Injured Workers Who Use Attorneys or Ombudsmen in Disputes (2:3)

Back Injuries

Back Injury Claims in the Texas Workers' Compensation System: A Look Back (2:1)

Experiences of Injured Workers Who are Denied Spinal Surgery (2:2)

Claims

Analysis of Closed Claims (3:2)

Average Cost per SIBs Claim Tops $100,000 (1:1)

Back Injury Claims in the Texas Workers' Compensation System: A Look Back (2:1)

Claim Costs by Degree of Permanent Impairment (1:2)

Frequency and Costs of Claims (1:1)

Frequency of Claims 1991-1996 (2:1)

High-Dollar Claims in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (3:2)

Negotiated Insurance Deductibles: Effect on Workers' Compensation Claim Rates and Costs (1:1)

Occupational Disease Claims in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (3:2)

Disputes and Dispute Resolution

Comparison of Injured Workers Who Use Attorneys or Ombudsmen in Disputes (2:3)

An Examination of Medical Dispute Resolution (4:3)

Top Issues in the Dispute Resolution System (3:4)

Update on BRC, CCH Dispute Outcomes (1:2)

Update on BRC and CCH Dispute Outcomes (2:3)

Update on SIBs Disputes (1:3)

Impact of Initial Changes to the Medical Dispute Resolution Process by HB 2600 (77th Legislature) (8:1)

Doctors

Change of Treating Doctor Issues in the Texas Workers' Compensation Compensation System (5:2)

Discrepancies in Impairment Ratings by Types of Doctors (1:4)

Experiences of Doctors Who Practice in the Texas Workers' Compensation System: 1998 Survey (3:4)

Knowledge about Doctor Choice Among Injured Workers in Texas (3:2)

Perceptions of Injured Workers Who Requested a Change of Treating Doctor (6:2)

Survey of Doctors Who Participate in Workers' Compensation (1:4)

Usage of Medical Treatment Guidelines (4:1)

Health Care Provider Monitoring Results for Physical Medicine Services (7:2 Special Edition)

Monitoring Programs for Health Care Providers, Designated Doctors, and Insurance Carriers in the Workers' Compensation System (7:2 Special Edition)

Designated Doctor Monitoring Results: Wide Variation in Average Impairment Rating (7:2 Special Edition)

Drug-Free Workplace

Employer Drug-Free Workplace Programs in Texas (7:4)

Employees

Analysis of Workers Who Were Fired or Laid Off After a Work-Related Injury (3:4)

Attorney Representation of Injured Workers is Low Following 1989 Reforms (1:1)

Comparison of Injured Workers Who Use Attorneys or Ombudsmen in Disputes (2:3)

Comparison of Reportable Injury and Lost Time Claimants (3:1)

Controversy Over the Effect of Waivers Used by Nonsubscribers (5:1)

Experiences of Injured Workers Employed by Nonsubscribers (2:1)

Experiences of Injured Workers Who are Denied Spinal Surgery (2:2)

Experiences of Injured Workers Who Were Denied Medical Treatment Through The Pre-authorization Process (2:2)

Impairment Ratings - The Employee Perspective (1:4)

Knowledge about Doctor Choice Among Injured Workers in Texas (3:2)

Multiple Employment in the Texas Workers' Compensation System: Features and benefits (6:3)

Potential Impact of Mandatory Workers' Compensation on Texas Employers and Employees (1:3)

Return to Work Patterns for Permanently Impaired Workers (1:4)

Return to Work Patterns of SIBs Claimants Analyzed (2:1)

The Role of Salary Continuation Plans in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (4:4)

Several Factors Affect Return to Work for Injured Workers with Permanent Impairments (1:1)

Employers

Controversy Over the Effect of Waivers Used by Nonsubscribers (5:1)

Depopulation of the Facility: The Employer Experience (1:3)

Employer Perspectives on the Texas Workers' Compensation System (5:1)

Enhancing Workers' Compensation for Small Employers in Texas (1:3)

News for Employers (7:1)

Potential Impact of Mandatory Workers' Compensation on Texas Employers and Employees (1:3)

The Role of Salary Continuation Plans in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (4:4)

Fraud

California 1991 Workers' Compensation Fraud Reform (2:4)

Fraud Detection and Prevention in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (6:3)

Fraud in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (2:4)

Impairment Ratings

Discrepancies in Impairment Ratings by Types of Doctors (1:4)

Distribution of Impairment Ratings: 1991-1994 (2:2)

Impairment Ratings - The Employee Perspective (1:4)

Reasons for Impairment Rating Disputes (1:4)

Texas Workers' Compensation Impairment Rating System: Variations and Features(5:2)

Designated Doctor Monitoring Results: Wide Variation in Average Impairment Rating (7:2 Special Edition)

Early Results of Changes to the Impairment Rating Process for Injured Workers in Texas (8:1)

Income Benefits

Analysis of Claims Reaching the 401-Week Limit for Income Benefits (3:4)

Average Cost per SIBs Claim Tops $100,000 (1:1)

Distribution of Impairment Ratings: 1991-1994 (2:2)

Duration of TIBs Payments Drops Substantially Over 1991 to 1993 Period (1:2)

Early Look at SIBs, An (1:2)

Impairment Rating Trends in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (4:3)

Maximum Medical Improvement and the 104 Week Rule (2:1)

Maximum Weekly Compensation Amount: A Multi-State Comparison (6:2)

Multiple Employment in the Texas Workers' Compensation System: Features and Benefits (6:3)

Replacement of Lost Wages by TIBs, The</ a> (1:1)

Return to Work Patterns of SIBs Claimants Analyzed (2:1)

Statistical Update on Supplemental Income Benefits (3:1)

Update on SIBs Disputes (1:3)

Insurance Issues

Certified Self-Insurance and the Frequency and Severity of Workplace Injuries (2:4)

Cost of Workers' Compensation Insurance in Texas is on the Decline, The (1:2)

Effects of Reforms on the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Market (4:1)

Impact of Reliance Insolvency on Workers' Compensation in Texas (6:4)

Interim Charge Relating to Fund Surplus (4:4)

Negotiated Insurance Deductibles: Effect on Workers' Compensation Claim Rates and Costs (1:1)

Survey of Workers' Compensation Insurance Companies (4:2)

TDI Report Shows WC Losses Continue to Drop in 1994 (1:1)

Usage of Medical Treatment Guidelines (4:1)

An Analysis of Managed Care Network Standards in Other States Workers' Compensation Systems (7:2)

Health Care Network Report Cards (7:2)

Impact of Insurance Rate Increases on Employers' Propensity to Drop Workers' Compensation Coverage (7:2)

Insurance Carrier Monitoring: A Comparison of the Amount of Physical Medicine Services Paid by Insurance Carriers in Texas (7:3)

Legislation

Changes to the Workers' Compensation System from the 1997 Legislative Session (2:2)

Changes to the Texas Workers' Compensation System from the 76th Legislature (4:2, Special Edition)

Workers' Compensation Issues in the 76th Legislature (4:1)

Update on Implementation of HB 3697 (4:4)

Changes to the Texas Workers' Compensation System from the 77th Legislature (6:2, Special Edition)

House Bill 2600 Brings Major Changes to the Texas Workers' Compensation System (6:2)

Other Changes to the Workers' Compensation System Approved by the 77th. Texas Legislature (6:2)

Workers' Compensation Legislative Proposals Not Approved by the 77th. Texas Legislature (6:2)

Multiple Employment Provision Effective (7:2)

The Multiple Employment Provision of HB 2600 and its Impact on the Subsequent Injury Fund (7:3)

Review of Workers' Compensation Bills from the 78th Legislature (8:2)

Litigation and Controversy

Attorney Representation of Injured Workers is Low Following 1989 Reforms (1:1)

Comparison of Injured Workers Who Use Attorneys or Ombudsmen in Disputes (2:3)

Update on BRC, CCH Dispute Outcomes (1:2)

Litigation Trends and the Use of Liability Waivers by Nonsubscribing Employers (6:4)

Medical Costs, Medical Treatment and Other Medical Issues

A Clinical Review and Comparison of Texas Medical Treatment Guidelines (4:3)

Change of Treating Doctor Issues in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (5:2)

Comparison of State and Private Industry Workers' Compensation Medical Bill Payments (2:4)

Comparison of Texas Medical Treatment Guidelines with Those of Other States (4:2)

Discrepancies in Impairment Ratings by Types of Doctors (1:4)

Examination of Existing Disability Duration Guidelines and their Application to the Texas Workers' Compensation System (6:1)

Experiences of Injured Workers Who Are Denied Spinal Surgery (2:2)

Experiences of Injured Workers Who Were Denied Medical Treatment Through The Pre-authorization Process (2:2)

Hospitalization and Surgery Patterns Analyzed (1:1)

Impairment Rating Trends in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (4:3)

Knowledge about Doctor Choice Among Injured Workers in Texas (3:2)

Occupational Disease Claims in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (3:2)

Perceptions of Injured Workers Who Requested a Change of Treating Doctor (6:2)

Striking the Balance: An Analysis of the Cost and Quality of Medical Care in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (5:3)

Survey of Doctors Who Participate in Workers' Compensation (1:4)

Telemedicine Applications in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (3:1)

Texas Workers' Compensation Medical Costs: A Geographic Overview (6:2)

Trends in Texas Workers' Compensation Medical Costs (4:1)

Usage of Medical Treatment Guidelines (4:1)

Nonsubscription

Controversy Over the Effect of Waivers Used by Nonsubscribers (5:1)

Experiences of Injured Workers Employed by Nonsubscribers (2:1)

Litigation Trends and the Use of Liability Waivers by Nonsubscribing Employers (6:4)

Nonsubscription to the Texas Workers' Compensation System: 2001 Estimates (6:4)

Potential Impact of Mandatory Workers' Compensation on Texas Employers and Employees (1:3)

Rate of Nonsubscription Dropping in Texas (1:2)

Ombudsmen

Comparison of Injured Workers Who Use Attorneys or Ombudsmen in Disputes (2:3)

Performance Issues

Comparison of State and Private Industry Workers' Compensation Medical Bill Payments (2:4)

Effects of Reforms on the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Market (4:1)

Knowledge about Doctor Choice Among Injured Workers in Texas (3:2)

Policy Issues

California 1991 Workers' Compensation Fraud Reform (2:4)

Changes to the Workers' Compensation System from the 1997 Legislative Session (2:2)

Enhancing Workers' Compensation for Small Employers in Texas (1:3)

Future Workers' Compensation Policy Issues to be Considered (6:2)

House Bill 2600 Brings Major Changes to the Texas Workers' Compensation System (6:2)

Mid-Biennium Status of ROC's 1998 Biennial Report Recommendations (4:4)

Mid-Biennium Status of ROC's Biennial Report: Policy Options and Recommendations (7:1)

Other Changes to the Workers' Compensation System Approved by the 77th Texas Legislature (6:2)

Return to Work Programs in Oregon and Their Applicability to Texas (2:3)

Workers' Compensation Issues in the 76th Legislature (4:1)

Preauthorization

Experiences of Injured Workers Who Were Denied Medical Treatment Through The Pre-authorization Process (2:2)

Historical Overview of TWCC Preauthorization Rule Proposals, 1991-2001 (6:4)

Research

1998 Research Agenda Set (3:1)

Request for Research Topics (2:2 - 1997)

Request for Research Topics (3:2 - 1998)

Return to Work Issues

Analysis of Workers Who Were Fired or Laid Off After a Work-Related Injury (3:4)

Best Practices in Texas Workers' Compensation Safety and Return to Work Programs (6:1)

Examination of Existing Disability Duration Guidelines and their Application to the Texas Workers' Compensation System (6:1)

News for Employers (7:1)

Return to Work Patterns for Permanently Impaired Workers (1:4)

Return to Work Patterns of SIBs Claimants Analyzed (2:1)

Return to Work Programs in Oregon and Their Applicability to Texas (2:3)

Several Factors Affect Return to Work for Injured Workers with Permanent Impairments (1:1)

Return to Work Related Communications: Employer, Health Care Provider, and Insurance Carrier Perspectives (7:4)

ROC

Results of 1999 ROC Customer Satisfaction Survey (4:3)

ROC Announces Executive Director Change (3:1)

ROC Issues Request for Information to Study Workers' Compensation Medical Costs and Quality (4:3)

ROC Welcomes New Staff (5:2)

ROC Seeks Input for Development of 2001 Research Agenda (5:2)

ROC Welcomes Two New Board Members (4:3)

ROC Welcomes Two New Board Members (5:1)

Two New ROC Board Members (4:2)

ROC 2002 Biennial Report Approved (7:4)

New Chair, Members Appointed to ROC Board (8:1)

Recent Additions to ROC Staff (8:1)

System Performance

Analysis of Closed Claims (3:2)

Back Injury Claims in the Texas Workers' Compensation System: A Look Back (2:1)

Depopulation of the Facility: The Employer Experience (1:3)

Effects of Reforms on the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Market (4:1)

Experiences of Injured Workers Who Are Denied Spinal Surgery (2:2)

Experiences of Injured Workers Who Were Denied Medical Treatment Through The Pre-authorization Process (2:2)

Fraud in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (2:4)

High-Dollar Claims in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (3:2)

Knowledge about Doctor Choice Among Injured Workers in Texas (3:2)

Strengths and Weaknesses in the Texas Workers' Compensation System (3:3)

Survey of Doctors Who Participate in Workers' Compensation (1:4)

Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Facility Depopulation of the Facility: The Employer Experience (1:3)

Workplace Health and Safety Best Practices in Texas Workers' Compensation Safety and Return to WOrk Programs (6:1)

Certified Self-Insurance and the Frequency and Severity of Workplace Injuries (2:4)

Negotiated Insurance Deductibles: Effect on Workers' Compensation Claim Rates and Costs (1:1)



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