DWC’s Research and Evaluation Group (REG) 2023 Research Agenda

2023 Research Projects

An update of medical costs and utilization in the Texas System, with additional attention on the cost and utilization of office visits and physical medicine services. 

An analysis of injured employees’ access to medical care provided under the System, including an analysis of access to medical care through TDI-certified workers’ compensation health care networks. 

An update of return-to-work outcomes for injured employees, including an examination of injured Texas employees’ initial and sustained return-to-work rates and wage-recovery rates. 

An updated analysis of the impact of the pharmacy closed formulary on the utilization and cost patterns in pharmacy prescriptions for new and legacy claims and post-formulary trends in the utilization of physical medicine in the Texas Workers’ Compensation System. 

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