The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Feb. 16,  2014 

Vol. 3, No. 23



Feb. 20, San Antonio

Feb. 25, Austin


Texas Workers' Compensation paper billing form changes


Presented by the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)


This training will assist workers' compensation system participants in complying with amendments to 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 133.10 regarding healthcare provider billing procedures that are effective for medical bills submitted on or after April 1.


The rule amendments reflect the changes in the newly updated 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form Version 02/12 (CMS-1500). The recently adopted amendments also update the requirements for the UB-04, DWC Form-066, ADA 2006 Dental Claim Form, and CMS-1500 forms to align with 28 TAC 133.200, 134.803 and 134.804.


The educational sessions are for all Texas workers' compensation participants, including healthcare providers, designated doctors, certified workers' compensation healthcare networks, insurance carriers and attorneys.


The free sessions will provide information regarding:


comparison of the old and new requirements for medical billing forms;


deadline for using the new form and requirements;


medical fee dispute resolution process; and


available resources from the DWC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.



To register online or for more details, click here.




BCMS Delegation to TMA begins

preparations for TexMed 2014


Group reviews resolutions

submitted for consideration;

two candidates for HOD positions announced



By Mary E. Nava, MBA

Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer 




Members of the BCMS Delegation to TMA, led by Chairman James Humphreys, MD, met last week to review resolutions submitted by BCMS members for possible consideration by the TMA House of Delegates during TexMed 2014.


The group reviewed five resolutions covering a variety of topics, including workers' comp claims payment hassles, physician work/service waiver, concealed handgun law, telemedicine and ICD-10 implementation. Delegation members then discuss the parameters of the resolutions under consideration and determine if they meet policy requirements; a vote to approve or not approve is then taken on each resolution.


In addition, an announcement was made that BCMS has submitted the names of two physician candidates running for elected positions in the TMA House of Delegates. They are Jesse Moss Jr., MD, for TMA Board of Trustees, and Michael Battista, MD, for AMA Alternate Delegate.


Stay tuned to this column for follow-up details on resolutions approved to move on to the TMA House of Delegates for consideration in May.


PHOTO: Members of the BCMS delegation to TMA met Feb. 12 to review resolutions submitted for consideration by this group.


For more information, contact Mary Nava.









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