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Latest News:

OSCAR update for settlement hearings in docketed cases. For the week of Dec. 10 - Do not submit settlement hearings in docketed cases, attorney should contact the Special ALJ for instructions. Undocketed settlements can be processed in OSCAR. Please contact the Special ALJ for available times. For support on other OSCAR issues, contact the support team at kdol.oscar@ks.gov

KDOL Workers Compensation Division Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation (OSCAR) IS OPEN
The KDOL Workers Compensation Division launched the Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation (OSCAR) on Nov. 30, 2018. OSCAR is a comprehensive digitization program intended to improve customer service; reduce administrative costs; increase operational efficiency and effectiveness and improve data quality and integrity. Planning and implementation for the OSCAR program was completed over a four-year time-span which included in-depth research in the areas of electronic transactions, Web access and digital storage.

At launch, all interaction with the KDOL, Workers Compensation Division will be conducted using the OSCAR system. Attorneys representing claimants, employers, insurers, claims administrators and third party administrators are required to have an OSCAR account. OSCAR is expected to reduce paper waste, expedite workflows and improve transparency. To access the OSCAR system go to www.oscar.dol.ks.gov.

Direct questions to the OSCAR Support Team at (785) 296-4000, option 9 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. now through Dec. 7 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Dec.10.  You can also reach the OSCAR Support Team by email at kdol.oscar@ks.gov.

Implementation of EDI Release 3.1
The Kansas Department of Labor Workers Compensation Division will adopt the IAIABC Claims Release 3.1 Standard on November 29, 2018. The Kansas IAIABC R3.1 release date coincides with go-live of Kansas’ Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation (OSCAR).  Kansas EDI data will be integrated into OSCAR and some of the new requirements in claims 3.1 are needed to support OSCAR functionality and processes. Please click here for more information.

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