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The Division of Workers' Compensation has expanded to all 20 of its field offices the availability of a two-step dispute resolution process for certain types of disputes. The process started as a pilot program available only in Weslaco and Dallas and it has proven successful. 

The two-step process is voluntary and is available when a  dispute includes the trifecta issues of extent of the injury, the date of Maximum Medical Improvement, and the correct impairment rating. Under the bifurcated process, the parties can elect to have the hearing officer resolve the extent of injury issues first and then they can assess whether another hearing is needed to resolve the issues of MMI and IR.