WCIS eNews No. 82
March 3, 2011

IAIABC EDI Licensing Program

Beginning in 2011, the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) will charge an annual license fee for the use of each of its copyrighted electronic data interchange (EDI) standards. The WCIS uses two IAIABC EDI standards: IAIABC First and Subsequent Reports of Injury Release 1 and IAIABC Medical Bill Payment Reporting. Any organization that uses an IAIABC EDI standard to send workers’ compensation data to a state regulatory agency on behalf of an unaffiliated third party will be subject to a licensing fee. In order to encourage full participation in the standards process, any license fee obligation may be used as a credit to the applicable cost of IAIABC EDI membership.

More information can be found at http://www.iaiabc.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3810.

Please contact Faith Howe, IAIABC EDI Manager, at fhowe@iaiabc.org or Heather Lore, IAIABC Manager of Membership and Marketing, at hlore@iaiabc.org if you have any questions about this new IAIABC EDI licensing program or the EDI membership alternative to licensing.

WCIS trading partner contacts:

Johnny Lee
email: jblee@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6772
fax: 510-286-6862
Trading Partner Letters A, I-L, S-V, Z

Elisema Cantu
email: ecantu@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6763
fax: 510-286-6862
Trading Partner Letters B, D-F, N, O, W-Y

Kenneth Kong
email: kkong@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6753
fax: 510-286-6862
Trading Partner Letters C, G, H, M, P-R

Antoinette Esqueda
email: aesqueda@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6773
fax: 510-286-6862
Medical Reports Technical Contact

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