KDOL Workers Compensation Division has updated the Workers Compensation Practice and Procedure Guide to reflect 2011 and 2013 changes in the Kansas workers compensation laws and regulations. The guide is now available on the agency's website at http://www.dol.ks.gov/Files/PDF/kwc14.pdf.
The Division's Technology and Statistics Unit will be hosting two free Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) training sessions in the coming months. Both sessions will contain the same information, and will have limited space (50 attendees per session) so be sure to register early. There will be no walk-ins allowed; all attendees must be registered due to limited space. The sessions will focus on how to use the documentation, including an explanation of the difference between technical versus business requirements. We will discuss our compliance procedures and the types of reports that we are producing. There will also be examples of common errors that we have observed over the past year and answers to frequently asked questions. The first training session will take place on Monday, April 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Eisenhower State Office Building in Topeka, KS. The second training session will take place on Monday, May 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Kansas Department of Transportation building in Bonner Springs, KS.
The Division's digitization project now has a name - DigiComp - and a website. This project will create a web-based system for interacting with the Division including electronic data interchange for claims and policy reporting, dispute workflows, document management, alternative dispute resolution processes and attorney electronic transactions and communications. Visit the DigiComp site for news, an overview, timeline and key staff involved in the project.
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