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The Division made minor changes to its DWC‐26 (Request for Reimbursement of Payment

Made by Health Care Insurer) and DWC‐69 (Report of Medical Evaluation). The revisions to


the DWC‐26 replace the term “ICD‐9” with the term “diagnosis code,” in order to facilitate

transition from ICD‐9 coding to ICD‐10 coding for workers’ compensation medical billing,

processing, and reporting. (ICD‐9 and ICD‐10 refer to the 9th edition and the 10th edition,

respectively, of the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification and

Procedure Coding System.) Regarding the DWC‐69, the Division has added instructions for

injured employees.

The finalized forms are available on the Texas Department of Insurance website and are

effective January 1, 2015.