June 20, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Research Rollout!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the TDI-DWC’s recent announcement of its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Research Agenda from its Workers’ Comp Research and Evaluation Group (REG).

The REG is conducts professional studies and research related a large number of facets of the system, and 2018′s proposed agenda will focus on: the twelfth edition of the Workers’ Compensation Health Care Network Report Card; an update of the 2016 “Setting the Standard” biennial report on the impact of the HB 7 (2005) reforms; an update on return-to-work outcomes for injured workers, including an examination of the impact of pharmaceutical utilization on RTW rates; a study of re-injury patterns in the state; and a study of the outcomes impact of DWC’s implementation of the Texas workers’ compensation pharmacy closed formulary. Public comment on the agenda will be open until Feb 20th.

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