Middleton, WI – The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) is the leader in development of electronic data interchange standards for the transmission of workers’ compensation data in the U.S. The most commonly used standard is IAIABC EDI Claims, which is currently implemented in 38 states. In August 2017, the IAIABC published a new release of its Claims Standard, IAIABC EDI Clams Release 3.1.
Six states have published adoption dates for the new Claims Release 3.1 Standard:
- Oklahoma (September 2018)
- Georgia (October 2018)
- Kansas (November 2018)
- Iowa (December 2018)
- Illinois (March 2019)
- Maine (March 2019)
Illinois, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa are all planning to implement Claims Release 3.1 in XML, with Illinois mandating XML reporting and the other three offering voluntary XML. More states are planning early adoption of the EDI Claims Release 3.1 Standard but have yet to announce dates.
Companies doing workers’ compensation claims business in these states, including insurers, self-insured employers, third party administrators, and software vendors, should be aware of the changes coming in 2018 and 2019.
The transmission and standardized electronic collection of workers’ compensation claims data creates incredible efficiencies across states as well as organizations that are reporting the data. Claims Release 3.1 addresses specific industry reporting concerns raised in recent years with Claims Releases 3.0 and 1.0.
The IAIABC looks forward to continuing to develop and maintain electronic data reporting standards to help the workers’ compensation industry create administrative efficiencies and collect important claims data.