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New TXCOMP appointment features for DDs and RME doctors

Starting Monday, September 19, 2022, doctors and their administrators must use TXCOMP to:

  • accept and manage designated doctor appointments, and
  • file required reports online.

DD TXCOMP implementation memo

TXCOMP appointment features for DDs and RMEs training 

Tips to successfully upload your reports in TXCOMP:

  • Files format must be one of the following:
    • Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx),
    • Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx),
    • Read-only Portable Document Format (.pdf), or
    • Tagged Image Format (.tif and .tiff).
  • Files size must be less than 10MB.
  • File name must be less than 100
  • When uploading a DWC Form-069 and narrative both file names together must be less than 100 characters.

 DWC Form-069 and narrative options *DWC069 Choose File button | No file chosen *Narrative Choose File button | No file chosen

  • These special characters are not allowed in the file name: <  >  :  “  /  \  |  ?  *  ,  ;  -

Note: Compressed or "zipped" files are not accepted.


Training | Testing

Designated Doctor video

What is a designated doctor?

A designated doctor (DD) is selected by the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) to resolve questions about an injured employee's medical condition or resolve a dispute about a work-related injury or illness. The injured employee, the employee's representative or insurance carrier, or DWC can request an exam by a designated doctor. DWC will determine if a designated doctor should be appointed to conduct the exam.

Designated Doctor Minimally Acceptable Candidate Profile

For more information, contact: DesDoc_Education@tdi.texas.gov

Last updated: 11/10/2022