WCIS eNews No. 83
March 25, 2011

New Workers' Compensation Information System (WCIS) regulations

As announced in the Division of Workers’ Compensation, (DWC) newsline, Workers’ Compensation Information System regulations approved by Office of Administrative Law, the new WCIS regulations will become effective on Nov. 15, 2011.

A copy of the regulations and the new EDI guides can be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/WCIS_Regs/WCIS_Regulations.htm. A list of the major changes to the guides can be found in Appendix A of each guide.

WCIS advisory committee meeting

The DWC’s annual WCIS advisory committee meeting will be held on June 27, 2011 in Oakland, California. The DWC encourages participation by all interested stakeholders.

Monday, June 27, 2011
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Elihu Harris State Building Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, California 94612

The meeting agenda will include an afternoon question and answer session. If you have specific questions, issues or scenarios that you would like to discuss in the afternoon session, please submit them by June 13, 2011 to John Gordon at jgordon@dir.ca.gov.

The agenda and meeting materials will be posted to the WCIS Web site. Please reply to this e-mail to let us know if anyone from your organization will be able to attend.

WCIS materials that were discussed at the 18th Annual DWC educational conference are posted for your convenience.

WCIS reports

The DWC is providing feedback to trading partners on FROI SROI and medical billing data reporting:

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

Contents of this bulletin do not change existing regulatory requirements; they provide additional or revised detail about the technical implementation of those requirements. All technical changes will subsequently be reflected in other WCIS documentation. Any bulletin can be forwarded as needed, but should be forwarded in its entirety and without modification. If you have received a forwarded copy of this bulletin and are concerned about its authenticity, you can view this and previous bulletins on our WCIS web site: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/wcis.htm.

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