KY: DWC Updates Q&A

KY: DWC Updates Q&A

Frankfort, KY (CompNewsNetwork) - Below are some of the questions the Kentucky Department of Workers' Compensation have received to date regarding Release 3.0. The list will be updated periodically.

1. A partial suspension (Pxx) denotes that two benefit types are being paid concurrently. It is my understanding this does not occur in KY. How would concurrent benefits be possible in Kentucky?

Answer: It is possible for TTD to be paid at the same time as another Benefit Type (DN0085) such as 410 – Vocational Rehabilitation Maintenance. Therefore, one of these benefits could be suspended while the other continues.

2. Please explain when a follow up transaction would be due following a FROI 00 if the claimant returned to work and benefits were never due. Should a FROI 02 or SROI 02 be filed with reporting a return to work date if benefits were never payable? Do we need to go back on these claims and file a FROI 02 now so you have a return to work date? If so, would this be a “fineable” area for not reporting the data timely? … read more