Madison, WI – For more than twenty years, the IAIABC has worked with jurisdictions and stakeholders to develop electronic standards for workers’ compensation regulatory data reporting. The IAIABC’s Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards are used by states to collect claims, coverage, and medical information and have been implemented in 37 jurisdictions. The Association’s EDI standards are one of the IAIABC’s most important initiatives in achieving its mission to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of workers’ compensation systems throughout the world.
Over the past several years, the IAIABC has sought to secure the future success of the EDI program by developing a stable funding structure and increasing intellectual property protections. To continue this effort, the IAIABC Executive Committee has issued an RFP designed to evaluate and identify opportunities for future growth in data reporting. A key aspect of the project will be to conduct a jurisdictional needs assessment to understand the reporting needs of IAIABC member jurisdictions. The review will also evaluate how the EDI Program achieves its core objective “to identify potential new processes that meet today and tomorrow’s data reporting requirements in the simplest and most beneficial way possible.”1
The IAIABC EDI Program is guided by the philosophy of improving the exchange of information among all workers’ compensation participants, to effect improvements in all aspects of the workers’ compensation system. “The Executive Committee recognizes the importance of this goal and the tremendous value EDI standards have created for the IAIABC and the workers’ compensation system. As the EDI products reach maturity, the Association must now evaluate their impact and strategically position itself within a changing data transfer landscape,” comments Dwight Lovan, IAIABC Vice President.
The Executive Committee looks forward to engaging its diverse membership in the review process and anticipates releasing the final project report in the third quarter of 2013.
Download a Copy of the RFP from the IAIABC here.
IAIABC EDI Project (PDF)