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Index to Texas Monitor Articles

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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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Last updated: 4/3/2018