Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features the Lone Star State, which seems to be where everyone’s attention is right now if you have workers’ compensation operations or business in Texas.
As most readers know, the Texas Attorney General’s recent opinion regarding the use of PBM’s in workers’ compensation has everyone scurrying around seeking answers and favorable interpretations. The best public analysis I’ve read so far belongs to Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters. Click here to get Joe’s perspective on the situation.
To complicate matters further, as a result of Texas House Bill 473 which was passed back in 2007, effective January 1, 2011, “voluntary” and “informal networks” must either be dissolved or certified as a workers’ compensation network under Texas Insurance Code 1305. With these two events coming to a crescendo in two weeks, I suspect there will be some “landscape changing” activity involving networks and PBM’s in the weeks and months ahead.
And finally, The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, released their list of enforcement actions for November. You can view this always interesting list of infractions and citations by clicking here.
Check out the rest of todays’ workers’ compensation related news at WorkCompWire.com
Have a nice day.
Patrick J. Sullivan