WCIS eNews No. 135
April 18, 2017

Amnesty Period for SROI Non-Reporters in the Workers’ Compensation Information System (WCIS)

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has established an amnesty program for claims administrators who have been unable to comply with their obligation to report Subsequent Report of Injury (SROI) data to the Workers’ Compensation Information System (WCIS).   Labor Code section 138.6 authorizes DWC to collect this claim data. The specific SROI requirements are set forth at California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 9702(d).  With accurate claim data reported by all claims administrators, DWC will be able to monitor and determine the efficacy of the workers’ compensation benefit delivery system.

To participate in the amnesty program, claims administrators who have been unable to comply with submitting SROI to WCIS must:

1) Sign up for the program with DWC by sending an e-mail request to WCIS at WCIS@DIR.CA.GOV by May 5, 2017.
2) Have an initial conference call scheduled with DWC-WCIS staff prior to May 31, 2017.
3) Agree to start submitting SROI by July 1, 2017.

Claims administrators participating in the program will primarily benefit by having to only report SROI data on open and new claims as of the start of SROI reporting.

WCIS trading partner contacts:

Johnny Lee
email: jblee@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6772
Trading partner letters A, C, G, I-L, S-V, Z

Elisema Cantu
email: ecantu@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6763
Trading partner letters B, D-F, H, M-R, W-Y

Antoinette Esqueda
email: aesqueda@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6773
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: www.dwc.ca.gov/wcis.htm.

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