Louisianna Workforce Commission EDI FAQs

EDI is used in nearly all the major industries such as insurance, automotive, retail, and finance sectors. EDI is regarded as the standard for the electronic exchange of documents from one company to another. Find below Frequently Asked Questions for LWC trading partners.

How do I decide which submission method to choose?

Consider the volume before deciding on your method of submission: SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is the most technical and means you will develop the programs and IAIABC Claims Release 3.0 flat file content yourself, EDI Vendor requires a company to provide you with EDI services, and LWC Web Entry is used for low volume and means you will enter the data form by form.

If we do not yet know which method of reporting we are going to use, can we still register and update that information later?

The method is required, so select one initially and indicate in the comment section that the method may change/is still under review.

As a Third Party Administrator, we administer claims for a number of Insured/Self-Insured Employers. Are we required to register each Insured/Self-Insured Employer as a separate trading partner?

No, one registration is required where you will list each company in the Subsidiary Insurer section of the form.

What are some commonly used acronyms?

  • IAIABC is the International Association of Accident Boards and Commissions
  • FROI or Workers Compensation First Report of Injury or Illness (LA-WC IA-1) replaced the LA-WC 1007
  • SROI or Subsequent Report of Injury will be implemented at a later date to be determined
  • JC or Jurisdiction Code is a code for LA or Louisiana
  • JCN or Jurisdiction Claim Number is simply a unique number assigned to each FROI received
  • DN or Data element Number is a label for each data type or cell MTC or Maintenance Type Code is simply a code used to report details

Once a claims administrator is in production, how do you expect us to report on claims that were previously filed on paper?

Example: A FROI LWC-WC-IA-1 was filed, but the date of injury has changed. Louisiana no longer accepts any FROIs on paper. Any changes to an existing FROI should be updated using MTC 02, for example, to change the date of injury. However, the LWC-WC1002 and LWC-WC-1003 paper forms should continue to be sent to LWC.

What is a legacy claim?

A FROI legacy claim is a claim that was previously filed on paper. Louisiana no longer accepts any FROIs on paper. To report a legacy claim, please use MTC UR.

LWC EDI FAQs (Part 1)

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