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Report Shows Medical Disputes in State Comp Have Dropped Like a Rock

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 1064 | 0 | 45 min read

The number of medical disputes in Texas have dropped more than 60% in the last decade, coinciding with some big changes in state regulations, according to a new report from researchers at the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation. The report looked at outcomes since Texas became one of the first states to adopt a closed drug formulary in 2011. The study by the DWC's Research and Evaluation Group, which produces studies each year on aspects of the comp system, shows several positive trends since the formulary was established, including slightly better return-to-work rates and hig...

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