Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Workers' Compensation (MODWC) EDI Claims Announcement:
MODWC Claim Administrators and Vendors - New Nature and Cause of Injury Codes for COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: March 27, 2020
To: MODWC Claim Administrators and EDI Vendors
The WCIO has updated the Injury Description Tables that are used by the IAIABC to reflect specific coding in response to COVID-19. A new Cause of Injury Code (DN0037) - 83 for “Pandemic” and a new Nature of Injury Code (DN0035) - 83 for “COVID-19” were approved. The codes are anticipated to be used for the reporting for any claim effective December 2019 or later. The IAIABC recommends that EDI reporting and collection systems be modified to recognize these new codes by April 1, 2020. The new Injury Description Tables may be found on the WCIO website, Injury Description Table page at: wcio.org/Document%20Library/InjuryDescriptionTablePage.aspx. MODWC will be ready to accept these new codes in R1 as recommended by the IAIABC on 4-1-2020.
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MODWC EDI Support Team