(a) In this section, “federal military treatment facility” means a medical facility that operates as part of the Military Health System of the United States Department of Defense.
(b) The reimbursement rates for medical services provided to an injured employee by a federal military treatment facility must be the amount charged by the facility as determined under 32 C.F.R. Part 220.
(c) Chapter 1305, Insurance Code, and the following sections of this code do not apply to the reimbursement of a federal military treatment facility’s charges for medical services provided to an injured employee:
(1) Sections 408.027(a) and (f);
(2) Section 408.0271;
(3) Section 408.0272;
(4) Section 408.028;
(5) Section 408.0281;
(6) Section 413.011;
(7) Section 413.014;
(8) Section 413.031, as that section relates to medical fee disputes;
(9) Section 413.041; and
(10) Section 504.053.
(d) The commissioner shall adopt rules necessary to implement this section, including rules establishing:
(1) requirements for processing medical bills for services provided to an injured employee by a federal military treatment facility; and
(2) a separate medical dispute resolution process to resolve disputes over charges billed directly to an injured employee by a federal military treatment facility.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 427 (S.B. 935), § 1, eff. September 1, 2019.