Austin, TX – The Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group (REG) of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) recently announced its release of the 2020 edition of its Workers’ Compensation 2020 Network Report Card.
In 2005, the 79th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 7, which authorized the use of workers’ compensation health care networks certified by the Texas Department of Insurance.
This legislation also directed the Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group to publish an annual report card comparing the performance of certified networks with each other, as well as with non-network claims, on a variety of measures including:
- health care costs;
- satisfaction with care;
- access to care;
- return to work; and
- health outcomes.
There are 30 networks covering 254 Texas counties that are certified to provide workers’ compensation health care services to insurance carriers as of June 1, 2020.
Twenty-one certified networks actively treated injured employees as of May 31, 2019. Since 2006, about 1.1 million injured employees have been treated in workers’ compensation networks. The report card examines only new claims and excludes legacy claims from the analyses, unless otherwise noted.
Read the full report: TDI-DWC: 2020 Workers’ Comp Network Report Card (PDF)