In June the Industrial Commission voted to require insurance carriers and providers to develop and implement electronic billing and payment processes, a decision long sought by the NCMS. Less than two weeks later, the Governor signed HB 709, a workers’ compensation reform bill that directed the Industrial Commission to issue rules on electronic billing and payment.
Author Mike Whiteley’s article notes that only a handful of other states have mandated the use of electronic filing and payment in the workers’ compensation system. The NCMS will continue to work closely with the Industrial Commission as the rulemaking process gets underway. We will provide updates on activities and developments at http://www.ncmedsoc.org/payor_issues/workers_compensation.html and in the Bulletin.
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