In regards to the Workers’ compensation insurers interface data specifications, there has been a few updates made.

Please find below the new changes:

Data Specification Field Data Specification Reference New code Details
Damages Resolution Outcome 4.10.8 22 No entitlement for damages under the legislation
Payment type 4.12.7 05-010 Statutory adjustment for injuries between 15 Oct 2013 and 30 Jan 2015.*
Payment type 4.12.7 17-008 Legal costs payable for statutory adjustment (injuries between 15 Oct 2013 and 30 Jan 2015)

* note that this should only be the 200% statutory adjustment payment.  The DPI lump sum should be paid under 05-001 permanent impairment code.

Field validation errors will be introduced to ensure these fields are being used correctly, these are as follows:

  • Field validation – workers who receive a payment under new payment type 05 – 010 must have an injury date between 15 October 2013 and 30 January 2015.
  • Field validation – injured workers with a payment under payment type 05 – 010 must have had a PI assessment.
  • Field validation – workers who receive a payment under new payment type 17 – 008 must have an injury date between 15 October 2013 and 30 January 2015.

Validation changes will be made live from 1 January 2016.

 

There has also been a few wording changes made in relation to the data specification.
Please find below the new changes:

Data Specification Field Data Specification Reference Details
Injured worker date deceased 4.2.13 Date deceased can be entered at any time.  Remove restriction stating field can only be entered for work related fatalities.
Return to work status 4.2.29 Workers serving a term of imprisonment should be coded to 8 – alternative outcome not claim related
Fatality flag 4.2.31 Code ‘N’ should only be used for non-work related fatalities.  Field should be null if injured worker is not deceased.

If you have any concerns or questions in regards to this new legislation, please contact C-Net on 9811 7000 so we can assist you in your matter.