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 Workers Compensation 40th Annual Statistical Report, for Fiscal Year 2014, is now available on the Division's Forms and Publications page. Some highlights from that report include: the division section processed 13,502 applications for hearings; the business section issued 144 self-insurance permits to employers; the compliance section established 301 employer contacts; the fraud and abuse unit collected more than $324,842 in restitution and civil penalties; the ombudsman section answered information requests from 19,120 parties; and, the research unit responded to more than 43,000 requests for workers compensation histories.
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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