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The Data Connection is dedicated to Indemnity Data Call and Medical Data Call information.
NCCI’s Virtual Carrier Education Series
Inside NCCI’s Indemnity Data Call
NCCI Data Resources division experts, Maria Snow, Shani Oulton, and James Bonk, recently shared insight about NCCI’s newest data source, the Indemnity Data Call (IDC). You can find this conversation
here, in the
Learning Center on
ncci.com. Maria, Shani, and James share how IDC supports workers compensation legislative proposals, and how NCCI worked with stakeholders to implement this multiyear initiative.
NCCI has recently noticed the Weekly Benefit Amount data element in the Transactional Data Record is not being reported consistently. Observations include:
- When a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is reported as a separate transaction, report the Weekly Benefit Amount as the
entire amount that is payable weekly on the claim instead of reporting only the COLA as the Weekly Benefit Amount
- When Transactional corrections are submitted, the Weekly Benefit Amount is reported as zero
- For states where monthly benefit amounts are referenced in the statutes (e.g., AZ and NV), ensure the Weekly Benefit Amount reflects a weekly amount and not a monthly amount
NCCI asks that data reporters review the
Indemnity Data Call Reporting Guidebook to ensure this data element is being populated as defined.
Did you know the 2021
Indemnity Data Call Reporting Guidebook update was released on May 28, 2021? Be sure to check out the Change Tracking Guide. The update included additional examples and updated verbiage in some data element definitions.
Did you know the 2021
Medical Data Call Reporting Guidebook update was released on July 27, 2021? This update included minor clarifications. Check out the Change Tracking Guide for full details.
Don’t Miss These Important Resources on ncci.com
Medical Data Reporters: Remember to check out the recently released
2021 Medicare Fee Schedules and Workers Compensation article on NCCI’s
INSIGHTS page. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made significant changes to reimbursement rules and rates for medical services in 2021, which will likely impact workers compensation fee schedules, with some already in effect.
NCCI experts Jon Sinclair and Gustav Van Rooyen describe the changes that are most pertinent to the industry and their potential impact on medical costs.
Have you checked out the new
Medical Indicators & Trends dashboard? This new dashboard is part of NCCI’s ongoing strategy to deliver more medical data insight for your analysis. It provides an interactive way to visualize state-specific information presented in the Q2 and Q3 2020 Medical Perspective reports. Please visit the
Medical Indicators & Trends dashboard article for additional information on the dashboard. More detailed state-specific Medical Data Reports can be found in
State Insight which is available to affiliates and regulators.
Please note this dashboard is best viewed in Chrome via a desktop browser.