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The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has published an informal working draft of the rules necessary to implement newly-enacted section 413.0112 of the Act, referred to informally as the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) Bill.
This new statute requires carriers to reimburse a federal military treatment facility (FMTF) the amount charged by the facility as determined under 32 C.F.R. Part 220.
The purpose of the statute is to prevent injured workers from being balance-billed by a FMTF for medical treatment when the carrier does not pay the FMTF’s billed charges.
Section 413.0112 also requires the commissioner to adopt rules necessary to implement this section, including rules establishing:
The informal draft rules do the following:
A stakeholder meeting was held on July 8, 2019 to discuss the informal draft rules. The Division is required to adopt the rules necessary to implement section 413.0112 no later than December 1, 2019.
- Copyright 2019,James M. Loughlin, Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP.