Online registration to attend the 41st Annual Kansas Workers Compensation Seminar at the Overland Park Convention Center on Sept. 29 & 30, has opened at www.dol.ks.gov/WorkComp/seinar.aspx and will close at 4 p.m. Sept. 16. Registration will not be sold at the door. Registration prices are: $160 - Two Day, $100 - One Day. Continuing education is pre-approved for Kansas and Missouri attorneys, Certified Case Managers, and Kansas RN, LPN, and LMHT professionals (see website for details). A record number of exhibits will be on display. A Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, PA, will take place on Monday, Sept. 28 (see website for details).
Travel by injured workers to obtain medical services on or after July 1, 2015, shall be reimbursed at the rate of 57 cents per mile. The mileage reimbursement rate for state officers and employees is 57 cents per mile effective July 1, 2015. K.S.A. 44-515 (a) provides that mileage to obtain medical services is reimbursed at the rate prescribed for state officers and employees pursuant to K.S.A. 75-3203a. K.A.R. 51-9-11 provides that all round trips of over five miles to obtain medical services are reimbursable as medical mileage as provided by K.S.A. 44-515 (a).
New Fiscal Year benefit rates are now available on the Current and Historic Benefit Levels page. The new 2016 Fiscal Year weekly benefit rates are posted at the top and in the Historic Levels table. The K-WC 107 and K-WC1070-A (Spanish) Benefit Cards are now available on our Forms and Publications page under the Benefits heading. The hard copy K-WC 107 and K-WC 1070-A Benefit Cards are now available at the front desk of the main and regional offices.
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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