Maintenance will be performed on the KDOL website Thursday, July 19, starting at 5 p.m. The website will experience a total outage for two hours to confirm testing. Notices will be posted on social media when the site is once again active. Please plan your usage of the KDOL website around these hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.
2018 Edition of Laws and Regulations
Travel to obtain medical services on or after July 1, 2018, shall be reimbursed at the rate of 54.5 cents per mile. The mileage reimbursement rate for state officers and employees is 54.5 cents per mile effective July 1, 2018. 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).
Weekly Benefits have changed effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Maximum Weekly Benefits are $645 and Minimum Weekly Survivors Benefit are $430.
Implementation of EDI Release 3.1
The Kansas Division of Workers Compensation 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.
THANK YOU to Research Medical Center for sponsoring the 44th Annual Workers Compensation Seminar at the Gold Level.
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