In April 2010, the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation (Commissioner) approved a Designated Doctor Review to examine the accuracy of certifications of maximum medical improvement and impairment ratings using the 4th edition of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
At the conclusion of the review, the Medical Advisor recommended to the Commissioner a follow-up audit with certain designated doctors who were previously audited in April 2010 to monitor compliance with the Texas Labor Code and the Texas Administrative Code.
A follow-up audit will be initiated using the same scope, methodology, selection criteria, and program area responsibilities as laid out in the Commissioner approved April 2010 Designated Doctor Review.
A copy of the April 2010 Designated Doctor Review audit plan is posted on the TDI website.
The Follow Up Audit Document can be found here.