Test Plan Procedures

Test Plan Procedures (BWC Direct-filing Trading Partners and/or EDI Transaction Partners)

Test Plan Procedures set by BWC include six steps in the BWC testing process:

1. Schedule Test Period
2. Generation of Notice of Compensation Denial
3. Generation of Notice Stopping Temporary Compensation Payable
4. Generation of Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable
5. Generation of Notice of Compensation Payable
6. Test Completion (Production Status Granted).

Testing will continue until the direct-filing Trading Partners and/or EDI Transaction Partners meets the BWC business requirements. Extra testing steps may be required should the tester not pass a given level of testing. All test transactions must be sent from the direct-filing Trading Partner’s/EDI Transaction Partner’s EDI system. A Trading Partner utilizing an EDI Transaction Partner is required to work with the EDI Transaction Partner until successfully completing the testing procedures.

If a direct-filer is unable to successfully complete the testing procedures, the directfiler will be required to utilize an EDI Transaction Partner or the EDI Claims Web Portal to submit required transactions as indicated in the EDI Implementation Guide. The forms/agreements that continue to be required per the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, Rules and Regulations must be filed with BWC during the testing period.

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