WCIS eNews No. 56
June 15, 2006
WCIS task force
As discussed and recommended by participants at the last WCIS advisory committee
meeting (May 22, 2006), DWC is creating a task force to review its FROI/SROI
reporting system and make recommendations for improving the Implementation
Guide. Trading partner input is needed and welcomed. If you are interested
in participating in this effort, please contact Martha Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org
WCIS data quality issues
Data quality issues were also reviewed at the May WCIS advisory committee
meeting. An industry-wide data quality report will be posted shortly at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/wcis/WCIS_Reports.html.
Several participants asked if DWC would provide analogous individual company
reports on data quality. If you are interested in receiving such a report
for your company, please contact Martha Jones (email@example.com
Trading partner profiles and ID list
The WCIS will be updating the FROI/SROI trading partner database. A list
of all claim administrator FEINs must be reported for each Sender ID. The
WCIS database uses claim administrator FEINs to process individual transactions
and may reject transactions for unknown claim administrators.
Please email a completed trading
partner profile and insurer-claim
administrator ID list to your assigned WCIS trading partner contact by
July 17, 2006. The instructions and forms are attached for your convenience.
Please notify your trading partner contact whenever any information changes
in the profile or ID list.
New FROI data requirements
As a reminder, there are two new FROI data element requirements authorized
by the new WCIS regulations:
For details, please refer to sections E and L of the California EDI implementation
guide for first and subsequent reports of injury at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/EDI_Guide/ImpGuideFinal.pdf.
Trading partner letters C, G, H, M, P-R
Trading partner letters B, D-F,
N, O, W-Y
Trading partner letters A, I-L,
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