CA DWC Final WCIS Medical Billing Reporting Regulations Approved


San Francisco, CA ( - The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the Division of Workers' Compensation's (DWC) final version of the Workers' Compensation Information System (WCIS) regulations regarding Medical Billing Reporting.

The regulations include release of California Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Implementation Guide for Medical Bill Payment Records, Version 2.0, which brings California reporting requirements into compliance with IAIABC standards for medical bill payment reporting, as set forth in the IAIABC Workers' Compensation Medical Bill Data Reporting Implementation Guide, Release 2.0 (February 1, 2014).

The effective date of the new regulations, including the California EDI Guide for Medical Bill Payment Records, Version 2.0, is April 6, 2016.

The updated regulations will allow WCIS to collect more robust and useful data that will assist with research regarding workers' compensation issues.

The notice and text of the regulations can be found on the WCIS regulations page.

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