The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) posted an informal rule that aims to help expand the use of telemedicine in the state’s workers’ compensation system. The informal DWC rule would eliminate the Medicare-based reimbursement restrictions that limit the use of telemedicine in workers’ compensation to underserved rural areas. This will allow the use of telemedicine everywhere in Texas. The informal rule also eliminates the Medicare-based requirement that the telemedicine service be provided in a doctor’s office, hospital, or certain clinic. Instead, an injured employee can be anywhere at the time they receive telemedicine services.
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