December 6th Update: I've been getting lots of calls and emails about where Tennessee is with the 2018 e-billing mandate for work comp. Here is a quick update: Since the 11/30 deadline to file the rule was missed, we are in a slight delay window. The e-billing rule is currently with the Tennessee Attorney General's Office and is expected to be filed with the Tennessee Secretary of State anytime this month. Once that happens, there will be a 90-day run off before the rule becomes effective. Regardless, July 1, 2018 will be the go-live date for both PAYERS and PROVIDERS to be required to submit their work comp bills electronically. (The January 1 payer start date has been pushed to July 1 to align with the Provider start date). Message me with questions or concerns.
One of our major focuses at EnableComp is to monitor and report on legislative and industrial changes that have material impact to our business. As a national work comp revenue cycle company with over 600 hospital clients across the country, you can imagine that we (and the rest of the work comp community) have been watching Tennessee for quite some time as the changes within work comp have been significant over the past few years. Now with the State moving toward requiring work comp billing to be all-electronic in 2018, there are several points to consider for hospitals to be efficient and compliant with the proposed regulations.