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SIRAS It's time to register as a Trading Partner

November 9, 2016

Find out how to register as a Trading Partner (171 KB PDF) so that your data can be submitted to the Medical Bill Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). The self-insured employer, third-party administrator, medical bill-review company, and/or an EDI vendor can all be trading partners.

2016 Ombuds Office Report

October 6, 2016

The Ombuds report was recently completed and is posted here to highlight important issues concerning self-insurance. The 2016 Ombuds Report to the Governor is required annually by RCW 51.14.400 for the reporting period July 1 through June 30. It summarizes Ombuds Office events, including:

  • Issues addressed during the past year, along with case scenarios.
  • Ombuds monitoring activities.
  • Deficiencies identified in the self-insured workers compensation system, and recommendations for improvements.

The Ombuds Office is committed to L&Is mission to keep Washington safe and working. The Ombuds initiatives described in this report are geared toward ensuring fair and equitable benefits for injured workers and continual process and system improvements.

SIRAS Medical Bill Reporting Requirements Now Available

June 23, 2016

Find out how to change your computer systems (56 KB PDF) so that you can successfully submit medical billing data through the new electronic data interchange (EDI). After July 1, 2017, self-insurers or their third-party administrators will be required to report medical billing data through the new EDI.

News from SIRAS project: Medical data now, claims data later

March 11, 2016

Find out how one focus of the project has changed, and why. Check out the SIRAS project update and schedule (260 KB PDF).

Coston Penalty Rule Matrix

June 17, 2015

Learn about L&I Penalty Rule Matrix for the Coston Penalty Rule Matrix (116 KB PDF).

Coston Penalty Rule FAQ

April 16, 2015

Learn about L&I guidelines for the Coston Penalty Rule (246 KB PDF).

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