Texas 'insurance carriers to establish or contract with workers' compensation health care networks. These networks are similar to the HMO plans that many employers offer as part of their health care benefits packages.
Workers' compensation health care networks are designed to:
- Control medical costs
- Improve quality of care
- Help injured workers get back on the job
If employers choose the network option, their injured workers must seek treatment from network doctors. Network doctors have unique experience in treating workplace injuries. They use their expertise to treat injured workers and get them back on the job as soon as medically reasonable.