Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Commissioner Ryan Brannan approved the 2016 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan, which sets the priorities for the types of audits the Medical Quality Review Panel will focus on during the next year. The review categories pertain to "appropriateness of a doctor's decision and recordkeeping for prescribing compound drugs/medications."
A written complaint or monitoring resulting from a consent order can provide the basis for DWC to initiate the medical quality review process.
Contact Mary Landrum, director of DWC's Health Care Quality Review Staff, at (512) 804-4814 or by email for more information.
Additionally, DWC must, at least every two years, assess the performance of health care professionals based on their compliance with the Texas Workers' Compensation Act and DWC rules. For 2017, DWC will assess physicians on:
- Completeness of DWC Form-073, Work Status Report;
- Documentation supporting why the injured employee is prevented from returning to work as reported on the Work Status Report; and
- Timeliness of filing the DWC Form-069, Report of Medical Evaluation.
Action, March 15, 2015
Last Updated On
March 14, 2016