DWC Publishes New Appeals Panel Decisions

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DWC Publishes New Appeals Panel Decisions

DWC has published new Appeals Panel decisions (APDs) that address some impairment ratings and the importance of consistent documentation.

APD 211091-s

This decision addresses combining impairments in the lower extremity, including impairments within a joint. This APD overrules previous APD 110741 to the degree that it supports that lower extremity impairments could be added within a joint.

APD 211351

This decision addresses that consistency is required between an impairment rating documented on a DWC Form-069, Report of Medical Evaluation (DWC Form-069) and the narrative report. In this case, the narrative indicated a 0% impairment, and the DWC Form-069 indicated no permanent impairment.

  • View these and other APDs relevant to designated doctors on the TDI website.
  • View training materials on the TDI website

Contact Designated Doctor Education at 512-804-4765 or education@tdi.texas.gov for more information.