DWC holds contested case hearings at the new Barbara Jordan Building in the Capitol Complex, located at 1601 Congress Avenue.
If you are driving to your Austin hearing, you’ll need to plan for parking. There are a few on-street metered spaces near the building and DWC has arranged a limited number of free parking spots for visitors who have hearings. Here’s a video to help you with parking and entering the building.
Anyone can upload electronic documents, such as DWC forms, to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation and get a printable receipt.
Our calendar is full of free and low-cost workplace safety classes in English and Spanish whether your employees need OSHA 30 or OSHA 10-Hour Course cards.
News and highlights
REG releases a new report on health care cost and utilization in the Texas workers' compensation system between 2012 and 2022. This report shows that total health care costs declined 30% during this time, from $1.15 billion to $812 million. It also provides drill-down analyses by claim type, health care provider type, service type, maturity, facility type, and drug type. Need an overview? See the snapshot.
DWC adopted amendments to Texas Administrative Code (28 TAC), Section 122.100 and new 28 TAC Section 124.8, concerning claims for death benefits. The rules implement Texas Labor Code Sections 408.182 and 409.007, which were amended by House Bill 2314, 88th Legislature, Regular Session (2023).
On October 18, 2023, DWC solicited and received constructive input from workers’ compensation system participants on the proposed Gabapentin or Pregabalin with Opioids Plan-Based Audit (Plan-Based Audit). DWC appreciates the input provided by system participants. All comments were carefully considered and discussed. The Plan-Based Audit was approved.
DWC has released its annual change notice to the Medical Fee Guideline conversion factors based on the Medicare Economic Index (MEI). The MEI for 2024 reflects an increase of 4.6 percent. Call CompConnection for Health Care Providers at 800-252-7031, option 3 for any questions.
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