Self-insured data collection review

We have commenced a project to modernise and streamline self-insured Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Our goal is to reduce the effort and overhead for self-insured employers and ReturnToWorkSA associated with providing work injury claims data.

The review will focus on:

  • frequency of self-insured submissions
  • the data set we collect
  • why we collect data
  • opportunities to automate and improve the validation and processing of data.

This page provides self-insured employers and software vendors with access to information and resources relating to the EDI project. We are committed to working collaboratively throughout this project and will ensure that:

  • we test our assumptions and proposed solutions with you
  • benefits are shared
  • any implementation effort is outweighed by ongoing benefits.

Time frames

Our aim is for self-insured employers to be transmitting data under the Self-Insured EDI Technical Specification V14 by 30 April 2018.

Key project milestones are:

  • 1 November 2017 - release of draft EDI Technical Specification V14.
  • 20 November 2017 - EDI Technical Specification V14 information sessions completed.
  • 30 November 2017 - Final EDI Technical Specification V14 released.
  • 30 January 2017 - Testing commences.
  • 30 April 2018 - Self-insured employer compliance to EDI Technical Specification V14.
  • May 2018 - Monthly transmissions by self-insured employers.

Testing

A testing environment will be available from 30 January 2018. Self-insured employers will be able to submit EDI Technical Specification V14 test files from that date.

Prior to sending a test transmission, a self-insured employer must:

  • stop all data transmissions under Technical Specification V12
  • notify us at least one full day prior to submission of a test file into our production support environment.

To notify us of a test transmission email selfinsured@rtwsa.com or phone Kit Mitchell, Insurer Performance Analyst, on (08) 8233 2467.

Support

These resources have been provided to assist self-insured employers and software vendors with transitioning to the requirements of EDI Technical Specification V14.

For further information on the EDI project, email selfinsured@rtwsa.com or contact Rob Byrne, Technical Lead Insurer Performance on (08) 8238 5970.