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TPAs, Insurers Want Preauthorization, Medical Bill Deadlines Relaxed

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 302 | 0 | 92 min read

While Texas comp regulators have done a good job of keeping up with the rapidly changing requirements of the coronavirus lockdown, some third-party administrators and insurers are asking them to go further and relax more deadlines and expectations. In a letter sent this week, lobbyist and consultant Steve Nichols urged the Division of Workers' Compensation to extend statutory and regulatory deadlines for a range of issues, from reporting of claims to paying or denying medical bills. He also asked the agency to cancel the performance-based oversight assessment, which requires insurers...

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