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Workers' compensation self-insurance rules and regulations

Chapter 296-15, WAC

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Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Rules and Regulations (Chapter 296-15 WAC)

The purpose of this rulemaking is to update Chapter 296-15 WAC, Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Rules and Regulations. These changes will promote better communication to injured workers, create greater certainty in rule for employers and to reduce dependency on department adjudication, and improve alignment with existing statutes. The changes were adopted 12/18/2018 and became effective on 7/1/2019.826.

7/1/2019

Rule Changes Effective

12/18/2018

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

11/1/2018

Comments Due

10/31/2018

Public Hearing

10/30/2018

Public Hearing

10/29/2018

Public Hearing

9/4/2018

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

4/17/2018

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Self-Insurance Medical Bill Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) (Chapter 296-15 WAC)

This rulemaking adopts a new rule, WAC 296-15-232, which creates standardized medical bill reporting expectations for self-insured employers, to support the collection of quality data, and to create a reporting exemption for qualifying employers. This rulemaking ensures: self-insured employers are required to report medical bills through the medical bill electronic data interchange (EDI); self-insured employers are required to report bills accurately and timely; and under limited circumstances, self-insured employers can be provided an exception, which means that they are exempt from reporting. Standardized reporting will build data integrity, improve industry benchmarking, and inform and support policy conversations and decisions. The changes were adopted 8/20/2019 and will be effective on 1/1/2020.755.

1/1/2020

Rule Changes Effective

8/20/2019

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

PDF: Final Cost Benefit Analysis

PDF: Response to Public Comments (CES)

7/17/2019

Comments Due

7/15/2019

Public Hearing

6/4/2019

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

PDF: Preliminary Cost Benefit Analysis

4/19/2016

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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