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TWCC Advisories from Past Years

2004 Advisories
Number Posted Subject
2004-13 12/23/2004 Revision of the TWCC-68 and TWCC-70
2004-12 11/23/2004 Revision of the TWCC-41 and TWCC-42
2004-11 10/1/2004 New Form TWCC-150, Notice of Representation or Withdrawal of Representation
2004-10 9/3/2004 TWCC Change of Primary Mailing Address to Central Office Effective October 15, 2004
2004-09 9/3/2004 TWCC Forms Redesign Initiative
2004-08 8/26/2004 Revision of the TWCC-67 and TWCC-68
2004-07 5/24/2004 Plain Language Notices - Rule 124.2
2004-06 5/13/2004 Billing for Commission Specific Services, CPT Codes and Modifiers Including Return to Work and Evaluation of Medical Care Examinations
2004-05 5/4/2004 Submission of Proof of Coverage (Self-Insured Governmental Entities)
2004-04 5/4/2004 Implementation of Amended Pharmacy Rules 134.503 and 134.504
2004-03 4/19/2004 Withdrawn
2004-02 3/30/2004 Third Party Litigation (Subrogation) Claim Processing
2004-01 3/29/2004 Billing and Reimbursement for Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) and Impairment Rating (IR) Services
2003 Advisories
Number Posted Subject
2003-10b 2/25/2004 Advisories 2003-10 and 2003-10b are withdrawn. For further information, please see Commissioner's Bulletin B-0033-07.
Use of the 4th Edition AMA Guides Regarding: Evaluation of Range of Motion Deficits in the Extremities; Assignment of Impairment Rating for Spinal Fusion(s); Use of Cross-Index Grid for the Lower Extremity as a Teaching Tool; and Impairment Rating Based on Condition at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).
2003-22 12/19/03 Preauthorization Requirements for CARF Accredited WH/WC Programs
2003-21 12/12/03 Medical Fee Disputes Involving Pharmacies and Usual and Customary Charges
2003-20 11/07/03 Status of Doctors Providing Health Care to Old Law Claimants
2003-16b 10/06/03 Update to Advisory 2003-16 and release of TWCC-75 - NON-ADL Doctor Request for Case-By-Case Exception
2003-19 08/29/03 Insured Names in Proof of Coverage Reporting (Commercial Carriers)
2003-18 08/29/03 Approved Doctor List (ADL) and Preauthorized Services
2003-17 08/19/03 Revision of TWCC-67 and TWCC-62
2003-16 08/19/03 The Non ADL Doctor - Exceptions - Patient Transfers
2003-15 08/19/03 Emergency and Immediate Post-Injury Medical Care
2003-14 08/15/03 TWCC Central Office is Relocating
2003-13 08/15/03 Coordination of ADL, Preauthorization, and MFG (CMS payment policies)
2003-12 07/25/03 Reimbursements Involving Non-Approved Doctor List (ADL) Doctors
2003-11 07/25/03 Medical Fee Guideline, 28 TAC §.202
2003-10 07/25/03 Advisories 2003-10 and 2003-10b are withdrawn. For further information, please see Commissioner's Bulletin B-0033-07.
Use of the 4th Edition AMA Guides Regarding: Evaluation of Range of Motion Deficits in the Extremities; Assignment of Impairment Rating for Spinal Fusion(s); Use of Cross-Index Grid for the Lower Extremity as a Teaching Tool; and Impairment Rating Based on Condition at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
2003-09 07/14/03 Determining Fair and Reasonable Reimbursement for Ambulatory Surgical Center Care
2003-08 07/07/03 Workers' Compensation Medical Dispute Resolution
2003-07 05/23/03 Modified TWCC-32 - Request for Designated Doctor Form
2003-06 05/19/03 Foreign Asset Control Regulations and the Insurance Industry
2003-05 05/08/03 Clarification on the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Disclosures to the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, effective May 6, 2003
2003-04 03/12/03 Implementation of the TXCOMP Online Health Care Provider Management System
2003-03 03/12/03 Approved Doctor List Training and Application Requirements
2003-02 01/21/03 Texas Workers' Compensation Commission Extension of the Exemption from Preauthorization and Concurrent Review for Work Hardening and/or Work Conditioning Program(s) Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
2003-01 01/21/03 Voluntary Certification of Health Care and Advisory 98-06
2002 Advisories
Number Subject
2002-17 New Form TWCC-66a, Statement for Pharmacy Services Dated 01/01/03
2002-16 Processing of Medical Bills When There Has Been Other Report of Injury
2002-15 Status of Downs Decision - Final Update
2002-14 Proposed Amendments to §.502 concerning Pharmaceutical Services
2002-13 Impairment Ratings for Employees Who Received
Intra Discal Electro Thermal Treatment (IDET)
2002-12 Patient Advocates of Texas v. Texas Workers' Compensation Commission,
Cause No. 03-01-00215-CV
2002-11 "T" Exception Code on TWCC-62 Form
Rule 133.1(a)(12) - Payment exception codes for reducing or denying payment on a bill
2002-10 New Wage Statements:
Employers's Wage Statement - TWCC-3
Employer's Wage Statement for School Districts - TWCC-3SD
Employer's Multiple Employment Wage Statement - TWCC-3ME
2002-09 Revised TWCC-67 and TWCC-68 Medical Bill Instruction Forms
2002-08 Status of Downs Decision - Update #2
2002-07 Electronic Submission of Proof of Coverage (Commercial Carriers)
2002-07B Electronic Submission of Proof of Coverage (Commercial Carriers)
2002-06B Implementation of Pharmacy Rules
2002-06 Implementation of Pharmacy Rules
2002-05 Modified TWCC-32 - Request for Designated Doctor Form
2002-04 Status on Fulton Decision
2002-03B Medical Fee Dispute Resolution - Identification of Health Care Provider
2002-03 Medical Fee Dispute Resolution - Medical Signatures
2002-02 Carrier Failure to Timely Respond to a Request for Preauthorization, Concurrent Review OR Reconsideration is Considered a Denial and also Subjects the Carrier to Enforcement Action
2002-01 Changes to Process for Requesting a Required Medical Examination-
New TWCC-22 - Required Medical Examination Notice or Request for Order
2001 Advisories
Number Subject
2001-14 Clarification for the Transition to Amended §.600 Concerning Preauthorization, Concurrent Review and Voluntary Certification of Health Care, Effective January 1, 2002
2001-13 Changes to Certifying Maximum Medical Improvement and Evaluating Permanent Impairment - New TWCC-69 - Report of Medical Evaluation
2001-12 Changes to Process for Requesting a Designated Doctor - New TWCC-32 -Request for Designated Doctor Form
2001-10 Employer's Wage Statement For School Districts - TWCC-3-SD Interim Form
2001-09 Notice of New Form (TWCC-151, Attorney Online Application Form)
2001-08 Change to Fourth Edition of the Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Published by the American Medical Association, and TWCC Form-69
2001-07 Standard Industrial Classification Codes (SIC Codes) and North American Industrial Classification System Codes (NAICS Codes)
2001-06 House Bill 2600 Provisions That Became Effective June 17, 2001
2001-05 Status of Fulton Decision
2001-04 Prospective Review of Intra Discal Electro Thermal Treatment (IDET)
2001-03B Preauthorization Process and Access to Medical Dispute Resolution Addendum
2001-03 Preauthorization Process and Access to Medical Dispute Resolution
2001-02 Status of Downs Decision - Update #1
2001-01 Notice of Revised Form
TWCC-53, Employee's Request to Change Treating Doctor
2000 Advisories
Number Subject
2000-09 Notice of New and Revised Forms
2000-08 Supplement to Advisory 99-04, Notice of New Form TWCC-34, Notice of Intent (REVISED) Use of TWCC-34
2000-07 Status of Downs Decision
2000-06 Update to Commission Changes in Medical Dispute Resolution Process
2000-05B Revised Forms Effective Date
2000-05 Notice of Forms Revision
2000-04* Electronic Reporting Compliance
2000-03 Adoption of Amendments to Rule 129.5 and Issuance of New TWCC-73 Work Status Report Form
2000-02 Commission to Change Medical Dispute Resolution Process
2000-01B Correction of Error
2000-01 Supplement to Advisory 99-05, Notice of New Form (TWCC-73, Work Status Report (REVISED)
1999 Advisories
Number Subject
99-05 Notice of New Form TWCC-73, Work Status Report
99-04 New Rule 126.7 and TWCC-34, Notice of Intent
99-03 Revised Form TWCC-42, Notice of Fatal Injury or Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation for Death Benefits
99-02 Notification of New TWCC-52, Application for Supplemental Income Benefits
99-01 Notice of Form Revision and Fee Requirement
1998 Advisories
Number Subject
98-07 Notification of New Acceleration and Advance Forms
98-06 Confirmation of Medical Benefits Coverage
98-05 Notification of Expiration of 401 Weeks
98-04 Notice of Rule 133.101 Amendment
98-03 Documentation and Medical Bill Review
98-02 Subsequent (TWCC-21) Reporting via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
98-01 Medical Dispute Resolution Requests Related to Invalidation of 1992 Acute Care Inpatient Hospital Fee Guideline
1997 Advisories
Number Subject
97-11 Notification of New Required Medical Examination Notice or Request for Order Form
97-10 Notice of Form Revision
97-09 Medical Bill Information From Carriers to the Commission
97-08 TWCC Notice 9
97-07 Notification of New Statement of Employment Status
(Employee's Application for Supplemental Income Benefits)
97-06 Notice of Form Adoption
97-05 Clarification of Advisory 96-16
97-04 Clarification of Electronic Submission of UB-92 Medical Bill Information from Insurance Carriers to the Commission
97-03 First Report of Injury Filing Requirements - Electronic Filing Compliance
97-02 Disability Disputes: Clarification of Advisory 96-05
97-01 Texas Workers' Compensation Commission Medical Fee Guideline 1996, 28 TAC Section 134.201
1996 Advisories
Number Subject
96-17 Manipulations and Preauthorization
96-16 Wage Statements, Fringe Benefits, Average Weekly Wage, and the Calculation of Compensation Rates
96-15 Reporting Occupational Diseases
96-14 Notification of MMI/Impairment Rating Disputes
96-13 OSHCON Consultation to Satisfy Service Requirement for Provision of Other Appropriate Services
96-12 Filing of Agreements or Settlements with the Commission
96-11 Administrative Violation for Failing to Timely Respond to a Request for Preauthorization
96-10 TWCC Participation in Hearings Regarding Preauthorization Disputes
96-09 Enforcement Efforts Relating to Failure to Timely File TWCC-69 Forms.
96-08 Enforcement of Health Care Provider Administrative Violations and Penalties
96-07 Preauthorization of Hospitalization for Spinal Surgery
96-06 Clarification of TWCC Advisory 96-03
96-05 Submission of Improper TWCC-21s
96-04 Electronic Submission of Medical bills from Providers to Insurance Carriers
96-03 Employee Rights and Responsibilities Form
96-02 Applications to Change Benefit Payment Periods and/or to Purchase an Annuity
96-01 Carrier Request for Required Medical Examinations
1995 Advisories
Number Subject
95-09 Claim Payment Escrow Account Depletion - Failure to Pay Benefits in Accordance with the Code
95-08 Charges for Medical Dispute Resolution
95-07 Accident Prevention Services, Chapter 166 Rules
95-06 Statutory Change Affecting CARRIER's First Report of Injury
95-05 Statutory Change Affecting EMPLOYER's First Report of Injury
95-04 Compliance & Practices Self-Audit Training and Fee
95-03 Clarification of Rule 134.1(e)
95-02B Clarification of Use of Forms UB-82/UB-92
95-02 Clarification of Use of Forms UB-82/UB-92
95-01 New Forms TWCC-153 and TWCC-155; Confidential Claim File Information Requests by Legal Representatives
1994 Advisories
Number Subject
94-10 Statutory Requirements for Court Settlements and Agreed Judgements
94-09 Guidelines for Legal Services Provided to Claimants and Carriers
94-08 Notification to Employees Regarding Impairment Income Benefits
94-07 Reminder Regarding Temporary Licensure by Board of Medical Examiners
94-06 Improper Benefit Review Conference Agreements
94-05 Enforcement of the Act
94-04 Non-Compliant filing of Notices of Insurance Coverage-TWCC 20
94-03 Electronic Submission of Claim Data
94-02 Communications with Commission Designated Doctor
94-01 WITHDRAWN - Commission Review of Commuted Impairment Income Benefits
1993 Advisories
Number Subject
93-11 Modification of Commission Operations Concerning Delivery of Documents
93-10 Medical Records Release Forms used by Carriers
93-09 Instructions for Adjustment to Average Weekly Wage for Seasonal Employees During the Temporary Income Benefit Period
93-08 Fee Guidelines Reimbursement
93-07 Interest/Discount Rates Applicable to Commission Orders for Income Benefits
93-06 Written Notice of Injury and Initiation of Temporary Income Benefits or Notice of Dispute
93-05 Electronic Submission of Medical Bills
93-04 Evaluation of Maximum Medical Improvement and Impairment by Doctors
93-03 Maximum Medical Improvement, Accrual Date
93-02 Request for Submission of TWCC-1 by Carrier
93-01 Statutory Maximum Medical Improvement at 104 Weeks
1992 Advisories
Number Subject
92-09B Reimbursement for manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) Chiropractic First Assistant
92-09 Reimbursement for Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) Chiropractic First Assistant
92-08 Electronic Submission of TWCC-67 (HCFA-1500) and TWCC-68 (UB-82)
92-07 Modification of Commission Operations Concerning Delivery of Documents
92-06 Carrier's Master Business Identification Number on Medical Bills
92-05B Withdrawal of TWCC Advisory 92-05
92-05 Maximum Medical Improvement/Termination of Benefits
92-04 Payment of Back Injury Prevention Pilot Program Training Providers
92-03 Submission of Medical Bills
92-02C Administrative Violation Notices Issued to Insurance Carrier
92-02B Administrative Violation Notices Issued to Insurance Carrier
92-02 Administrative Violation Notices Issued to Insurance Carriers
92-01 Payment of Orders for Attorneys Fees, Rule 152.3


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