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Appeals Panel Decision Manual - Abbreviation List

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Abbreviation List
Abbreviation Phrase
Act Texas Workers' Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ALJ Administrative Law Judge
AMA American Medical Association
AP Appeals Panel
APA Administrative Procedure Act
APD AP Decision
AWW Average Weekly Wage
BCTS Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
BFOE Bona Fide Offer of Employment
BRC Benefit Review Conference
BRO Benefit Review Officer
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CCH Contested Case Hearing
CE Claim Employer
CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, was RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CVC Combined Values Chart
D&O Decision and Order (Administrative Law Judge's)
DARS Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
DB Death Benefits
DD Designated Doctor
DDL Designated Doctor List
Department Texas Department of Insurance
Division Division of Workers' Compensation
DOI Date of Injury
DRE Diagnosed-Related Estimates
DRIS Dispute Resolution Information System
DSM III R 1 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd edition ? revised)
DW Deceased Worker
DWC Division of Workers' Compensation
ER Emergency Room
FCE Functional Capacity Evaluation
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
FO Field Office
Guides 3rd Ed. Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, third edition, second printing, dated February 1989, published by the American Medical Association
Guides 4th Ed. AMA Guides (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th printing, including corrections and changes as issued by the AMA prior to May 16, 2000), fourth edition
HB House Bill
HCN Health Care Network
HD Hearings Division
HNP Herniated Nucleus Pulposus
HO Hearing Officer
IC Insurance Carrier
IE Injured Employee
IIBs Impairment Income Benefits
IPE Individualized Plan for Employment
IR Impairment Rating
IRO Independent Review Organization
IW Injured Worker
LHWCA Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
LIBs Lifetime Income Benefits
LMSI Loss of Motion Segment Integrity
LOC Letter of Clarification
MDA Medical Disability Advisor
MDR Medical Dispute Resolution
MMI Maximum Medical Improvement
MRD Medical Review Division
MVA Motor Vehicle Accident
NOCI Notice of Continuing Investigation
OAO Official Action Officer
ODG Official Disability Guidelines
OIEC Office of Injured Employee Counsel
PA Physician Assistant
PIE Post Injury Earnings
PIP Personal Injury Protection
PT Physical Therapist
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
ROM Range of Motion
ROMM Range of Motion Model
RME Required Medical Examination
RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy-now CRPS-Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
SIBs Supplemental Income Benefits
SIF Subsequent Injury Fund
SS Spinal Surgery
TAC Texas Administrative Code
TD Treating Doctor
TIBs Temporary Income Benefits
TLC Texas Labor Code
TRC Texas Rehabilitation Commission (Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services)
TWC Texas Workforce Commission
TWCC Texas Workers' Compensation Commission
URA Utilization Review Agent
VRP Vocational Rehabilitation Program

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