The Board has adopted a national standard for Trading Partners to electronically submit employer claims data. The current standard is the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions' (IAIABC) Claims Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Release 3.1 (R3.1). There are six states that have adopted R3.1, and another seven states scheduled through 2022. The Board has targeted March 15, 2021 as the date Trading Partners will transition from R3.0 to R3.1 standard for submissions to New York State. In keeping with the IAIABC guidelines, the R3.1 tables and guides will be released on March 16, 2020. In preparation for the R3.1 upgrade, the IAIABC will be conducting Claims EDI Release 3.1 training from March 31, 2020 to April 1, 2020. This event will now be hosted virtually. Please visit the IAIABC website for registration information.
Most national carriers already utilize the R3.1 standard in the above jurisdictions. The technology is recognized as the national best practice for First Report of Injury/Subsequent Report of Injury (FROI/SROI) and has a proven track record.
The Board continues to collaborate with Trading Partners in the workers' compensation industry to confirm their electronic filings are accurate and meet the established 90% target acceptance rate. Electronic claims filing supports the Board's continuing effort to improve services to injured workers of New York and their employers.
Additional updates on the status of the Board's upgrade from R3.0 to the R3.1 standard will be on the eClaims website. If you would like to receive email notifications regarding eClaims updates, please sign up through WCB Notifications.
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