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The Division's Technology and Statistics Unit will be hosting a free Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) training session next month. The session will have limited space (50 attendees) so be sure to register early. There will be no walk-ins allowed; all attendees must be registered due to limited space. The session 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. Note: this session contains the same information as the session held on April 13. The 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.

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 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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