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Guidance to industry related to COVID-19

November 2 Report suspected fraud related to COVID-19 test prices
September 25 Governor Abbott Announces Agreement With Health Insurers To Continue Payment Parity For Telehealth
August 26 TDI issues guidance about electronic transactions and signatures on surety bonds
June 24 TDI extends telemedicine emergency rule into September
May 11 Extensions of prior authorizations
April 17 Credit scoring and credit information
April 15 Commercial premium adjustments and midterm premium audits
April 13 DWC emergency rule on telemedicine
April 10 DWC suspension of 10-day testing requirements
April 1 TDI emergency rule makes it easier to get refills, medications by home delivery
April 1 Coverage for COVID-19 testing and network adequacy
March 31 Alternative health plan coverage for COVID-19 testing
March 30 TDI expedites review of COVID-19 filings
March 27 Claim-submission deadlines
March 27 Managed Care Quality Assurance filing requirements
March 27 Electronic signatures for escrow checks and directly issued policies
March 27 Suspension of certain provisions of the Labor Code and DWC rules
March 25 Escrow check signature and escrow audit report filing
March 25 Workers' compensation issues
March 25 Financial filing requirements and related fees
March 24 TDI adjusts licensing, continuing education requirements
March 23 Claim-handling deadlines and premium payments
March 19 TDI to provide regulatory relief to aid COVID-19 response
March 17 Governor Abbott Waives Certain Regulations For Telemedicine Care In Texas

TDI emergency rule
Texas Medical Board FAQ on telemedicine, including billing information

March 16 Update on TDI actions related to COVID-19
March 11 TDI Bulletin: COVID-19 testing and preparation
March 10 Governor Abbott, TDI Ask Health Insurance Providers To Waive Costs Associated With Coronavirus
February 28 Commissioner letter to health insurers: TDI encourages proactive planning for COVID-19

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services fact sheet: Individual and Small Group Market Insurance Coverage

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Last updated: 3/30/2022