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NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

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Effective immediately, the DWC has announced a plan to hold designated doctors accountable for their work product. Performance factors that will be considered include evaluating the number of closed complaints with warning letters issued by DWC, closed complaints with a letter of education, the number of complaints referred for a medical quality review or referred directly to Enforcement, the number of instances wherein a DD agrees to a consent order or receives a default judgment from SOAH related to a violation of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act or DWC rules, the number of letters of clarification approved by DWC, the number of MQRP reviews where the outcome is “referral to enforcement” or “refer subject to the appropriate medical licensing board,” the number of Presiding Officer Directives (PODs) issued for re-examination, and the number of reports not adopted at a contested case hearing.

—Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP