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Carriers Restate Concerns on Proposed Designated Doctor Rules

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 0

By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefWorkers’ compensation carriers say rules proposed by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation would improperly allow designated doctors to resolve compensability issues – something the insurers say is the division’s responsibility.In comments filed Wednesday, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) contends attempting to determine the compensability of claims using the designated doctor procedures raises due-process concerns, because the division is required to give "presumptive weight" to the opinion of the desig...

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