Texas Commissioner of Workers' Compensation Rod Bordelon adopted rules requiring the use of the newly updated 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form Version 02/12 (CMS-1500).
The rules, adopted Dec. 16, 2013, mandate that physicians and other health care professionals use the new CMS-1500 form for bills submitted for workers' compensation medical services on or after April 1, 2014.
TMA has been informed that the Texas Department of Insurance-Division of Workers' Compensation will announce some training sessions for the new rules to take place in February. Stay tuned to Action and the workers' compensation advocacy section of the TMA website for updates.
Action, Jan. 3, 2014