How to Request an Audio Recording of a Hearing
Anyone wishing to request an audio recording of a hearing should send an e-mail to the new dedicated e-mail address: email@example.com. Your request will be processed and you will receive a response outlining the technical requirements to get the audio recording you requested.
The cost of each audio recording is $25.00. For hearings taking place over the course of more than one day, there will be a separate audio recording, and a separate $25.00 charge for each day. If you have any questions about this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 919-807-2504. Requests or inquiries by mail should be addressed to:
NC Industrial Commission
4336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4336
Thank you for your cooperation!
Chairman Heath’s Primary Law Clerk Is Now Nina Roque
Robert Josey, Chairman Heath’s Law Clerk, has accepted another position and will no longer be
with the Industrial Commission, effective March 17, 2014. Nina Roque will be serving as the
Chairman’s Primary Law Clerk. Please send all motions, correspondence, or updates for Chairman
Heath to email@example.com.
Revised Maximum Compensation Rate for 2014
Based on updated information, the N.C. Industrial Commission has revised the maximum weekly
benefit for 2014, pursuant to N.C.
Gen. Stat. §97-29, from $912.00 to $904.00, for claims arising on or after January 1, 2014.
to read the Revised Maximum Compensation Rate for 2014 memo.
Industrial Commission Rules Update
On March 11, 2014, the Industrial Commission adopted 35 permanent rules and filed them with the Rules Division of the Office of Administrative Hearings. These permanent rules were adopted using the timelines and procedures for temporary rules pursuant to Session Law 2013-294. Click here to access the adopted permanent rules. The next step in the rulemaking process is for the rules to be reviewed by the Rules Review Commission. The Rules Review Commission meeting agendas can be viewed at http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/RRC.html.
The rules as proposed on January 24, 2014, can be accessed on the website of the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Rules Division, at http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/. The Industrial Commission held a public hearing regarding the proposed rules on February 24, 2014. The written comment period was open from January 31, 2014, to February 26, 2014. Click here to access the transcript of the public hearing and the written comments.
The Industrial Commission will continue to provide updates throughout the rulemaking process on this
page of the Industrial Commission's website. Should you have any additional questions, please call
Meredith Henderson at (919) 807-2575.
Announcement Regarding Commissioner Nominee
Governor Pat McCrory has nominated Charlton L. Allen to serve as a Commissioner on the North
Carolina Industrial Commission. Click
to view a press release regarding this nomination.
Announcement Regarding Electronic Medical Billing and Payment
Pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-26(g1), the Industrial Commission was directed to adopt rules requiring electronic medical billing and payment processes. The Industrial Commission subsequently adopted Electronic Billing Rules 101-109 in 2012. These rules were then held in abeyance in conjunction with other rule making efforts and to allow the Commission to develop an implementation guide. The Electronic Billing and Payment Companion Guide is now in final form and ready for publication. Click here for access to the guide. This guide can also be accessed on the Commission’s webpages for Carriers and for Medical Providers.
The date for implementation of electronic medical billing in the adopted rules referenced above is
March 1, 2014. The Commission received and considered feedback and multiple requests for extensions of
the March 1, 2014 deadline from employers, carriers, third-party administrators, and medical billing
companies. In order to allow these stakeholders additional time for preparation, the Commission will
not require compliance with the Electronic Billing Rules until July 1, 2014, with regard to
electronic medical billing processes. The rules and portions of the companion guide that govern and
require electronic medical payment processes will not be mandatory until January 1, 2015.
No additional extensions will be granted.
Announcement Regarding Medical Bill Reporting Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
In response to requests from employers, carriers, and third-party administrators, the Industrial Commission
will delay the mandatory implementation date for Medical Bill Reporting via EDI from March 1, 2014, to July 1,
2014. This purpose of this postponement is to allow these stakeholders additional time for preparation and
necessary programming. No additional extensions will be granted.
19th Annual N.C. Workers' Compensation Educational Conference
Wednesday, October 8 – Friday, October 10, 2014
The Nineteenth Annual North Carolina Workers' Compensation Education Conference will be held October
8-10, 2014, at the Raleigh Convention Center. The
Exhibitor/Sponsorship Registration Form can be found
For further information, contact the International Workers' Compensation Foundation (IWCF) office
at (386) 677-0041, Fax (386) 677-0155, or e-mail
Important Announcement Regarding Rules and Forms for Claims for the Eugenics Asexualization and Sterilization Program
The Industrial Commission has adopted Temporary Rules governing claims for compensation from the Eugenics Asexualization and Sterilization Program. The Temporary Rules were approved by the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Rules Review Commission. The Temporary Rules are effective as of December 3, 2013. Click here to view the temporary rules. Click here for links to the related claim and appeal forms at the top of the right-hand column of the Forms page.
Session Law 2013-360, which provided for compensation to victims of eugenics, asexualization, and sterilization under certain circumstances, became effective on July 26, 2013. To be eligible for compensation, an individual must be alive on June 30, 2013, and have been involuntarily asexualized or sterilized under the authority of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina pursuant to Chapter 224 of the Public Laws of 1933 or Chapter 221 of the Public Laws of 1937.
A claim for compensation must be filed on or before June 30, 2014. The claim must be filed directly with the Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims at 1330 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1330. Click here for the claim form. Following the submission of a claim to the Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims, the claim will be reviewed and adjudicated by the Industrial Commission. Compensation will not be paid until June 30, 2015, pursuant to Session Law 2013-360.
Pursuant to Session
Law 2013-360, the Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims shall assist an individual who may
be a qualified recipient. The hotline telephone number for the Office of Justice for Sterilization
Victims is (877) 550-6013.
Important Announcement Regarding EDI FROI/SROI Reporting
Effective immediately, the North Carolina Industrial Commission is suspending the acceptance of Claims EDI
transactions for SROI (Subsequent Report of Injury) reports. The Commission will continue to accept and process
Claims EDI transactions for FROI (First Report of Injury) reports with the exception of the FROI 04 Denial.
In order to maintain the integrity and efficiency of the administration and adjudication of workers' compensation claims,
the Commission will be pursuing an IRR (Issue Resolution Request) with the IAIABC (International Association of Industrial
Accident Boards and Commissions). The goal of the IRR would be to allow carriers and employers to report specific body
parts for which liability and compensability are accepted and/or denied. The Commission will provide updates on the
progress of the IRR and future plans for SROI reports as they become available. Additional information about these changes
is available at www.ncicedi.info.
Revised Form 23 Application to Reinstate Payment of Disability Compensation
Please see the revised Form 23 Application
to Reinstate Payment of Disability Compensation, which contains minor revisions reflecting the recent
changes to N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-18(k)
(see Session Law 2013-294,
Senate Bill 174, Page 1, Section 3). Effective immediately, only the revised Form 23 should be
used. Please update your system, so that the old Form 23 is no longer used.
Eugenics Asexualization and Sterilization Compensation Program
Session Law 2013-360, which provided for compensation to victims of eugenics, asexualization, and sterilization under certain circumstances, became effective on July 26, 2013. Pursuant to Session Law 2013-360, the Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims shall assist an individual who may be a qualified recipient. The hotline telephone number for the Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims is (877) 550-6013.
Under Session Law 2013-360, the Industrial Commission is responsible for administering hearings to determine who is eligible for compensation. The Industrial Commission is collaborating with the North Carolina Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims to ensure proper administration of Session Law 2013-360.
To be eligible for compensation, an individual must be alive on June 30, 2013 and have been involuntarily asexualized or sterilized under the authority of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina pursuant to Chapter 224 of the Public Laws of 1933 or Chapter 221 of the Public Laws of 1937.
An individual must submit a claim for compensation on or before June 30, 2014. The claim should be submitted in writing on the claim form prescribed by the Industrial Commission directly to the Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims at 1330 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1330
A claim may be submitted on behalf of a claimant by a person lawfully authorized to act on the individual's or the individual's estate's behalf. Click here for the claim form.
Compensation will not be paid until June 30, 2015, pursuant to Session Law 2013-360.
The Industrial Commission has adopted Temporary Rules that have been submitted to the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Rules Division. Click here for the Adopted Temporary Rules. A hearing will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the Rules Review Commission’s hearing room at 1711 New Hope Church Road, Raleigh, NC.
We will provide updates throughout the rule making process on the “Latest News” tab of the Industrial Commission's
website (www.ic.nc.gov). Should you have any additional questions, please call the
Industrial Commission's Information Specialists at (800) 688-8349 or (919) 807-2501.
Update Regarding NCIC Rules
Pursuant to Session Law 2013-294, known as Senate Bill 174 to Disapprove Industrial Commission Rules, the Industrial Commission will be reviewing the disapproved rules and complying with Section 11 of the bill. In the interim, the Industrial Commission will continue to operate under the rules as set forth on our website:
In light of Section 4 of Session Law 2013-294, the Industrial Commission will be taking the necessary steps to review the new statutory process and the existing Rule 609A Medical Motions and Emergency Medical Motions. If the existing Rule 609A conflicts with Section 4 of Session Law 2013-294, the Industrial Commission will provide notification of any process to repeal Rule 609A.
On January 1, 2013, two new rules became effective and have been updated on our website: 04
NCAC 10A .0301 Proof of Insurance Coverage
and 04 NCAC 10J .0101 Fees for Medical Compensation.
No additional changes have been made to the Industrial Commission's rules at this time.
Update Regarding Medical Fee Schedule
On January 1, 2013, the Industrial Commission enacted 04 NCAC 10J .0101 Fees for Medical Compensation. This new rule revised the payment structure for medical treatment under the Commission's Medical Fee Schedule and Hospital Fee Schedule. These adjustments were made on staggered dates: (1) January 1, 2013; (2) February 1, 2013; and (3) April 1, 2013. The Industrial Commission has provided three notices regarding these changes and encourages all insurance carriers, self-insured groups and administrators, and managed care organizations to make timely and accurate payment for medical services in accordance with the rule and guidance provided in the following notices:
- January 16, 2013 announcement for January 1, 2013 changes: http://www.ic.nc.gov/011613notice.pdf
- January 30, 2013 announcement for February 1, 2013 changes: http://www.ic.nc.gov/013013notice.pdf
- March 22, 2013 announcement for April 1, 2013 changes:
Deadline for Mandatory Rehabilitation Professionals Training Was July 1, 2013
The N.C. Industrial Commission has adopted a mandatory requirement for Rehabilitation
Professionals. Effective July 1, 2011, every Rehabilitation Professional providing
rehabilitation services shall be required to complete the comprehensive course entitled Workers'
Compensation Case Management in NC: A Basic Primer for Medical and Vocational Case Managers, in
order to be recognized as "Qualified" under Section IV of the
NCIC Rules for Rehabilitation
Professionals. The deadline for completion by RPs currently practicing rehabilitation has
passed (7/1/2013), and the NCIC Registry for Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation Professionals
on this website has been updated accordingly. Click here to read the
March 17, 2011 Minutes for more details.
For class availability and registration, click
here. If you have
questions, contact Karen Smith at 919-807-2618 or via e-mail
Expedited, Emergency, and Other Medical Motions to Be Filed with Office of Chief Deputy Commissioner
Senate Bill 174 became law on July 18, 2013, when it was signed by Governor Pat McCrory. Effective August 1, 2013, in compliance with N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-25(f) (see Session Law 2013-294, Senate Bill 174, Page 2, Section 4), expedited, emergency, and other medical motions shall be filed with the Office of the Chief Deputy Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Commission Calendars to Be Distributed via E-Mail
The North Carolina Industrial Commission announces that, beginning with hearings for the month of September, 2013, Full Commission hearing
calendars will be transmitted only by electronic mail to legal representatives of parties in cases scheduled to be heard by the Full Commission.
Pro se parties will continue to receive a paper copy of the calendar through the U.S. Mail.
Payment of Invoices
The Industrial Commission is implementing revised invoicing procedures with respect to the
assessment of hearing costs. If a party is assessed hearing costs in an Order or Opinion &
Award, the assessed party will be invoiced.
Deadline for Mandatory Rehabilitation Professionals Training is July 1, 2013
The N.C. Industrial Commission has a mandatory requirement for Rehabilitation Professionals. Effective
July 1, 2011, every Rehabilitation Professional providing rehabilitation services is required to complete
the comprehensive course entitled Workers' Compensation Case Management in NC: A Basic Primer for Medical
and Vocational Case Managers, in order to be recognized as "Qualified" under Section IV of the
NCIC Rules for Rehabilitation Professionals.
For information on class availability through the Carolinas Chapter of the International Association of
Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP),please contact Jane Rouse or Jodie Nolf with Southern Rehab Network
at 919-781-3149 or 800-772-8914; or send an e-mail to
New Commissioner Confirmed for the Industrial Commission
Andrew T. Heath has been confirmed by the General Assembly to serve on the Industrial Commission.
to view the press release making the appointment by Governor Pat McCrory.
2013 CPT Codes Added/Deleted to the NCIC Medical Fee Schedule
Pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-26(a), the Industrial Commission has added new fees to the
Medical Fee Schedule for 2013 current procedural terminology (CPT) codes released by the
American Medical Association. The Industrial Commission also has deleted certain CPT codes.
These changes are effective for January 1, 2013. Click
here for the updated
Insurance Coverage Search System
Pursuant to Section 58-36-17 of the North Carolina General Statutes (see Section 1.(b) of Session Law 2012-135, as modified by Section 65.5 of Session Law 2012-194; modified by Section 1. of Session Law 2013-20), please find data here for workers' compensation insurance policy information that includes the employer name and address, carrier name and address; policy number; policy effective dates; policy cancellation dates; and policy reinstatement dates.
DISCLAIMER: Coverage information shown on this database is not proof of, evidence or
verification of workers' compensation insurance. The coverage information shown on this website may not
reflect changes (cancellations or reinstatements) that have not yet been reported to the Industrial Commission
or the North Carolina Rate Bureau or that have been reported within the last thirty (30) days. Information
obtained from this website should be verified with the employer and/or the insurer. An insurer, employer,
injured worker, licensed health care provider or attorney involved in a pending workers' compensation claim
who is unable to locate coverage information using this database may contact the Industrial Commission directly
to obtain more information.
Notice to Physicians and Carriers Regarding Prepayment of Negotiated Rates for IMEs and Second Opinions
The Workers' Compensation Act does not include, and the Commission has not established, a specific prohibition
on prepayment of negotiated rates for independent medical examinations (IMEs) and second opinion examinations.
Efforts by the Commission to establish such procedures are subject to the rulemaking requirements contained in
Chapter 150B of the General Statutes. Accordingly, parties may continue the practice of prepayment of negotiated
rates for IMEs and second opinions.
Updated Hospital Fee Schedule, Effective April 1, 2013
Pursuant to 04 NCAC 10J .0101, see this notice
regarding recent revisions to the Fees for Medical Compensation.
Industrial Commission Audit Complete
The North Carolina Office of the State Auditor has released the Performance Audit for the Workers' Compensation Program,
which includes the official response from the Commission. Click here to review the audit
Video Presentation: Employers' Workers' Compensation Obligations
A video presentation on employers' obligations with respect to workers' compensation insurance
is now available on the Employers page of the Commission's
Updated Hospital Fee Schedule, Effective February 1, 2013
Pursuant to 04 NCAC 10J .0101, see this notice
regarding recent revisions to the Fees for Medical Compensation.
Updated Medical Fee Schedule, Effective January 1, 2013
Pursuant to 04 NCAC 10J .0101, see this notice
regarding recent revisions to the Fees for Medical Compensation.
Update Regarding NCIC Rules
The Industrial Commission announces that the adopted rules have been approved by the Rules Review Commission. On January 1, 2013, two new rules became effective, 04 NCAC 10A .0301 Proof of Insurance Coverage and 04 NCAC 10J .0101 Fees for Medical Compensation.
The Medical Fee Schedule has been updated to reflect the changes in accordance with 04 NCAC 10J .0101(c). Click here for the updated Medical Fee Schedule.
Pursuant to G.S. §150B-21.3(b2), a portion of the approved rules are subject to legislative
review. All remaining approved rules have a delayed effective date, to be determined
in accordance with the legislative review. Click here for the
rules subjected to legislative
review and the approved rules with a delayed
An enhanced version of the Commission's Electronic Document and Fee Portal (EDFP) is now available on our website. Using this enhanced system, you can now file Compromise Settlement Agreements, Form 21's, Form 24's, Form 26's and Form 26A's; you can make payment for the fees for these filings immediately or within 10 days. The system will generate an online invoice (and email a copy of the invoice), which can be used by you or a third party to make payment using the online payment system available through the NC Industrial Commission's website. As long as payment of the fee in full is made within 10 days, the documents filed will be processed.
To upload documents to the N.C. Industrial Commission via EDFP, parties must first obtain a North Carolina ID (NCID) and then register with the Industrial Commission.
For more information, please click here for the training videos
and click here for the EDFP registration instructions.
To sign up for or file documents using EDFP, click here.
To pay an invoice, click here.
NCIC Fraud Section Participates in Investigation of
PEO That Results in Federal Fraud Indictments
The Industrial Commission's Fraud Section Criminal Investigation Unit participated in an
investigation of a professional employer organization (PEO) in North Carolina with the
Internal Revenue Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The investigation resulted
in multiple federal fraud indictments against Arthur S. Weiss. READ MORE at this
NCIC Adopts CPT Codes Released by the American Medical Association
The N.C. Industrial Commission has adopted current
procedural terminology (CPT) codes pursuant to the new 2012 release by the American Medical Association,
as well as the deletion of certain codes.
Notification of Uninsured Employer Penalty Hearing Docket
N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-93(a) requires
employers in the State of North Carolina to carry insurance or prove financial ability to pay for
benefits available under the Workers' Compensation Act. The Industrial Commission reviews claims
filed by injured workers to determine the employer's insurance status. If the employer is determined
to be uninsured, the employer will receive this
letter and be placed on a hearing docket.
NCIC Adopts a New Medical Provider Fee Dispute Resolution Procedure
Electronic Document and Fee Portal [EDFP] To Become MANDATORY
On October 31, 2011, the Industrial Commission implemented an Electronic Document and Fee Portal [EDFP] which allows users to simultaneously upload and electronically pay for the submission of Compromise Settlement Agreements and Forms 21, 24, 26 and 26A. This filing process will become MANDATORY in the future for all identified documents. Plans are to eliminate all filing processes other than EDFP for these documents.
Compromise Settlement Agreements and Forms 21, 24, 26,
and 26A Will Be Payable Online, Effective October 31, 2011
Effective October 31, 2011, Compromise Settlement Agreements (Clinchers), and Forms 21, 24, 26, and 26A may be uploaded and electronically paid through a new Industrial Commission Electronic Document and Fee Portal (web portal).
This new feature will require document submitters to first obtain an NCID (North Carolina ID). Obtaining the NCID can be done via https://ccms.ic.nc.gov/PRODNcicAppCheck/ by clicking on “Don't Have an NCID? Click Here.” Prevent delays in uploading documents by applying today for an NCID.
After obtaining your NCID, on
click “Request Authorization to Access NCIC Applications.” On the Application Security Request Page, enter
your NCID and click Submit. You will receive an e-mail notification after the appropriate
security permissions have been assigned.
NCIC Invoices Are Payable Online
Effective September 30, 2011, the North Carolina Industrial Commission's invoices
are payable online. Electronic checks and credit cards (MasterCard and VISA) will be
accepted. The payor must have the Invoice Number and I.C. File Number available, and
can access the Pay Online option from the LINKS menu option on the Industrial
Commission Home Page (http://www.ic.nc.gov/).
NCIC Adopts CPT Codes for Billing for Physician Interaction with Case Managers
The N.C. Industrial Commission has adopted CPT Codes for billing for physician interaction with
case managers. Click here to read the
June 23, 2011 Minutes.
The Workers' Compensation Act Has Been Modified as of June 24, 2011
House Bill 709 was signed by Governor Beverly Perdue and became effective as law on June 24, 2011. See
House Bill 709
for changes to Chapter 97Workers' Compensation Act
Industrial Commission Adopts New Electronic Transcripts Policy
The N.C. Industrial Commission announces that effective July 21, 2011, only
electronic transcripts and exhibits will be forwarded to the legal representative
for parties appealing to the Full Commission. Pro se parties will continue
to receive a paper copy of the transcript through the U.S. Mail. The parties are
responsible for calculating the due dates of Briefs and Form 44s in accordance
with Rule 701(4) of the Workers' Compensation Rules of the N.C. Industrial
Commission, and Rule T305 of the Tort Claims Rules of the N.C. Industrial Commission.
NCIC Will Require Carriers and Providers to Adopt Electronic Medical Billing and Payment Processes
The North Carolina Industrial Commission will require carriers and providers to adopt electronic
medical billing and payment processes, and will promulgate rules for the implementation of this requirement.
Click here to read the June 14, 2011 Minutes.
Industrial Commission Adopts the 2011 CPT Codes for Its Medical Fee Schedule
Electronic Submission of Forms 18 and 19
The North Carolina Industrial Commission now offers online fillable versions of the Employee's
Notice of Accident (Form 18) and Employer's
Report of Employee's Injury (Form 19), and
direct electronic submission of the completed forms.
Visit the Forms page for more information.
Master List of Cases for Docketing
The Master List of workers' compensation cases identified for
docketing before the Deputy Commissioner Section is updated four times each month.
CLICK HERE for the latest update on the Dockets Page.
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The N.C. Industrial Commission annual Bulletin is available, effective September 1, 2013.
Please CLICK HERE to view the Bulletin.