EDI UPDATE: Release 3 testing with Tier 2 EDI Trading Partners will commence July 8th and continue through the end of September. Check the schedule for your testing date if you are a Tier 2 partner. Testing for Tier 1 partners will continue through the end of June.
Workers Compensation Judges' Office Relocated
The Workers Compensation judges' office in Wichita relocated to the Finney State Office Building, 130 S. Market St., Wichita 67202-3850, on the 7th floor.
The number for Workers Compensation judges' office is 316-337-6821. If you have questions about workers compensation in Kansas, please continue to contact the Topeka office at 785-296-4000 or 800-332-0353. The numbers for Administrative Law Judges' legal assistants are:
John Clark, LA: Sandi Peck - 316-337-6823
Tom Klein, LA: Terri Davis - 316-337-6824
Nelsonna Potts-Barnes, LA: Heather Shelley -
The fax number has changed to 316-337-6820.
Senate Bill 187, regarding Workers Compensation. The new law reduces time employees have to report workplace accidents to 20 days. Employers are required to post the new requirements. A summary of the changes can be seen here.
Work Comp Launches New Legal Research Tool
Work Comp has launches a new page called Recent Board Decisions. This new page will aid attorneys, insurers, employers and others to quickly find those decisions that have been recently handed down. Recent Board Decisions will be updated on a monthly basis with the last three months of published Board decisions. The link to each decision will contain not just docket number, but also the claimant and respondent names to aid research efforts.
Notice to Workers Compensation Insurers Writing in Kansas: The Division is ending its contract with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for collection of medical information in order to set the medical fee schedule. For data submissions beginning
July 1 (first quarter 2013 data), National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Medical Data Call participants that have Kansas medical transactions will continue to report these transactions, in accordance with NCCI's Medical Data Call Reporting Guidebook. See the Medical Services & Fee Schedule Section for more details.
Updates for EDI Migration to Release 3 Standards Now Published:
Release 3 Trading Partner Documents, the Release 3 Implementation Guide and tables, and updated Release 3 Tiered Implementation Schedule.
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