Workers' Compensation Automation and Integration System
WCAIS Release 1 Activated
The Department of Labor & Industry implemented Release 1 of the Workers' Compensation Automation and Integration System, or WCAIS, on Sept. 17, 2012. The first of two releases, Release 1 will activate new functionality for the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB) and Helpline. Read more...
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Attorney Webinar Series
The WCAIS project team is conducting a series of webinars for attorneys and law firm staff. The webinars feature demonstrations of how to use WCAIS and provide information about the system. The webinars are free and do not require any pre-registration, however attendees need a link to join at the scheduled times.Read more.
Workers' Compensation is Changing for the Better
A Message for Workers' Compensation Stakeholders
The Department of Labor & Industry implemented Release 1 of the Workers' Compensation Automation and Integration System, or WCAIS, on Sept. 17, 2012. The first of two releases, Release 1 will activate new functionality for the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB) and Helpline. Read more…
EDI Claims Implementation Guide Released
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation has published the final Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Claims Implementation Guide and its supporting documents. This version of the guide provides technical information, procedures and explanations to help claims administrators prepare and navigate future EDI processes. Download a copy.
Submit any comments, questions and suggestions you have regarding the guide to RA-CMDEDI@pa.gov. We will consider your input as we make revisions to it in the future.
Because testing for EDI transaction partners and direct file/trading partners is currently in progress, any requests to add EDI transaction partners or direct file/trading partners to the Pennsylvania EDI transaction partner or direct file/trading partners lists received after March 10, 2013, will not be processed until after the "go-live" date for the WCAIS project, Sept. 9, 2013.
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation requires all trading partners to submit EDI transactions to the bureau using one of its approved EDI transaction partners. The bureasu will verify that each EDI transaction partner is qualified to send and receive data utilizing the IAIABC EDI Release 3 format that meets the requirements set forth by the EDI questionnaire and within the bureau's Claims EDI implementation guide. All requests to be added to the list of EDI transaction partners must include a completed copy of the EDI questionnaire attesting to the ability to meet all transaction partner requirements.
BWC requires all Trading Partners to submit EDI transactions to BWC using one of its approved EDI Transaction Partners. Only EDI transactions coming from these organizations will be accepted by BWC.
If after testing it is determined that a transaction partner, in fact, cannot process data as required, or has not maintained standards set forth in the implementation guide and appendices, it may result in dismissal as an approved transaction partner for a period of six months. Any transaction partner dismissed from the list will have to re-apply through the standard process to again become an approved EDI transaction partner. All transaction partners agree to comply with testing time frames as outlined by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.