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Abbreviation List

ActTexas Workers' Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001
AIDSAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ALJAdministrative Law Judge
AMAAmerican Medical Association
APAppeals Panel
APAAdministrative Procedure Act
APDAP Decision
AWWAverage Weekly Wage
BCTSBilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
BFOEBona Fide Offer of Employment
BRCBenefit Review Conference
BROBenefit Review Officer
CADCoronary Artery Disease
CCHContested Case Hearing
CEClaim Employer
CPRCardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CRPSComplex Regional Pain Syndrome, was RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
CTSCarpal Tunnel Syndrome
CVCCombined Values Chart
D&ODecision and Order (Administrative Law Judge's)
DARSDepartment of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
DBDeath Benefits
DDDesignated Doctor
DDLDesignated Doctor List
DepartmentTexas Department of Insurance
DivisionDivision of Workers' Compensation
DOIDate of Injury
DREDiagnosed-Related Estimates
DRISDispute Resolution Information System
DSM III R 1Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd edition ? revised)
DWDeceased Worker
DWCDivision of Workers' Compensation
EREmergency Room
FCEFunctional Capacity Evaluation
FMLAFamily and Medical Leave Act
FOField Office
Guides 3rd Ed.Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, third edition, second printing, dated February 1989, published by the American Medical Association
Guides 4th Ed.AMA Guides (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th printing, including corrections and changes as issued by the AMA prior to May 16, 2000), fourth edition
HBHouse Bill
HCNHealth Care Network
HDHearings Division
HNPHerniated Nucleus Pulposus
HOHearing Officer
ICInsurance Carrier
IEInjured Employee
IIBsImpairment Income Benefits
IPEIndividualized Plan for Employment
IRImpairment Rating
IROIndependent Review Organization
IWInjured Worker
LHWCALongshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
LIBsLifetime Income Benefits
LMSILoss of Motion Segment Integrity
LOCLetter of Clarification
MDAMedical Disability Advisor
MDRMedical Dispute Resolution
MMIMaximum Medical Improvement
MRDMedical Review Division
MVAMotor Vehicle Accident
NOCINotice of Continuing Investigation
OAOOfficial Action Officer
ODGOfficial Disability Guidelines
PAPhysician Assistant
PIEPost Injury Earnings
PIPPersonal Injury Protection
PTPhysical Therapist
PTSDPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder
ROMRange of Motion
ROMMRange of Motion Model
RMERequired Medical Examination
RSDReflex Sympathetic Dystrophy-now CRPS-Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
SIBsSupplemental Income Benefits
SIFSubsequent Injury Fund
SSSpinal Surgery
TACTexas Administrative Code
TDTreating Doctor
TIBsTemporary Income Benefits
TLCTexas Labor Code
TRCTexas Rehabilitation Commission (Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services)
TWCTexas Workforce Commission
TWCCTexas Workers' Compensation Commission
URAUtilization Review Agent
VRPVocational Rehabilitation Program
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