State-Specific Rules for Selecting Medical Providers:
If managed care network, employee, who lives within network service area, selects initial treating physician from the list provided by the health care network. Employee may change to another physician from the same list once without restriction. Subsequent physician changes are subject to approval from the network. V.T.C.A. Labor Code 408.031; Insurance Code 1305.104.

If no managed care network, employee freely selects initial treating physician from a commission-approved list. Employee may petition the commission to change treating physicians. Employee selection is subject to the provisions of a workers compensation health care network agreement. V.T.C.A. Labor Code 408.021, 022.

Texas Claim Kit

TX HCN- Initial Employee Notification

TX HCN- Time of Injury Employee Notification

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