This publication provides information on the latest data reporting news, data quality updates, reporting enhancements, and recent communications. To navigate through this publication, use the links at the top of this page.
Data Now Program 2021—Huge Success!
NCCI’s first-ever virtual
Data Now Program (DNP) was an incredible success, reaching nearly 800 attendees. Held in February, this year’s
DNP provided the core curriculum on data reporting rules and tools—focused on the modern learner and continuous year-round learning. With courses offered for all data types in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, the multiday educational program included live course Q&As and opportunities for networking. Attendees also enjoyed virtual exhibitor booths from the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA), along with wellness breaks to help recharge throughout the program.
“This truly was a first-of-its-kind data education event for NCCI, and we’re proud that we were able to expand our attendee reach through a virtual program, providing more data professionals with the information they need to support the workers compensation system.”
—Maria Snow, Executive Director, Data Resources
At the conclusion of the program, the
DNP Resource Library was launched, offering easy and convenient access to all event sessions on-demand. You can find this robust inventory of courses
Save the date for DNP 2022!
We have many exciting details to come. Plan to join us for our next
Data Now Program, taking place virtually January 25–27, 2022.
NCCI’s COVID-19 Resource Center: Valuable Updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Workers Compensation
With the national rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, the industry wanted to identify claims that resulted in adverse reactions to vaccines. NCCI filed Item U-1402—Injury Description Codes for Adverse Reaction to Vaccination for COVID-19 and Other Diseases that enables COVID-19 vaccination claims to be identified and reported.
The item proposed updates to the Injury Description Code, which is a three-part data element including Part of Body, Nature of Injury, and Cause of Injury codes.
The Statistical Plan for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance (Statistical Plan), Part 6—Coding Values will be updated as follows:
- Establish new Nature of Injury Code 38—Adverse reaction to a vaccination or inoculation
- Add a description to existing Cause of Injury Code 82, which extends the code to vaccinations
This item filing will enable COVID-19 vaccination claims reported during the pandemic to be identified with Nature of Injury Code 38 and existing Cause of Injury Code 83 (Pandemic). The update to existing Cause of Injury Code 82 will be available for reporting any vaccination claims from other diseases. The Item implements the code changes effective for claims with Accident Dates of December 1, 2020, and subsequent.
This item has been approved in all NCCI states.
Reminder: The NCCI COVID-19 Resource Center is your go-to source for the latest information on COVID-19 and workers compensation.