What's New?

Request for Proposals for the 2016 Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Schedule of Fees for Physicians and Ambulatory Surgical Centers will be let on July 31, 2015 and August 3, 2015 respectively.  For more information please contact the Commonwealth’s Vendor Self Service (VSS) website at: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService.

Pursuant to KRS 13A.310(4)(a) and (c) the Department of Workers' Claims has notified LRC it is withdrawing the proposed regulations:  803 KAR 25:008 and 803 KAR 25:013.

2013 Memo for Physician's Medical Fee Schedule

2013 Order Form for Physician's Medical Fee Schedule

Order Physician's Medical Fee Schedule here: 

Kentucky EDI News March 2014

The DWC now has the ability to conduct regular Benefit Review Conference dockets by video at certain hearing sites. If you wish to connect through a different video system, please note: Outside entities wishing to video conference with the Department will need to have their video systems certified to be able to connect to the State's video conferencing systems. Contact information: 

Kentucky Business One Stop

Commissioner's Second Report on AMA Guides

Open Records Request Form

Non-compliant Employer Referral Form

Insurance Coverage Lookup

The mileage rate for July 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015 is 43 cents per mile.  The previous mileage rate for April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015 is 41 cents per mile.    

Mileage Reimbursement Chart

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WELCOME to the Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims (DWC) Web site. With the support of Governor Steve Beshear, the DWC is committed to improving customer service and reducing costs to our customers in the Commonwealth. The Department of Workers' Claims is the agency primarily charged with the administration of the Kentucky program and has exclusive jurisdiction over workers' compensation claims.  Our web site is designed to provide users with helpful information on the functions of the Commonwealth's workers' compensation program.

We welcome analysis of the subject matter and would appreciate receipt of your comments and suggestions.  Send us your comments by writing to the Department of Workers' Claims, Attn: Information & Research, 657 Chamberlin Avenue, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601; by way of fax to 502-564-5732.

The Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) is currently upgrading our document image system and will be temporarily shutting down the Online Open Records portal.   

Please pay close attention to the following time frames:

At this time, you may still request records via the Open Records system.  However, you MUST be prompt both for payment AND Pickup in order to receive requested documents. 

October 31, 2015 is the last date you may retrieve records through the online portal.
As always, you may file your request for Open Records with the DWC via paper using the DWC’s Open Records Request form.  You may find additional information about Open Records and obtain a copy of the form by visiting the following link:  http://www.labor.ky.gov/workersclaims/iar/Pages/Open-Records-Section.aspx
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ashley.Estep@ky.gov (or call at 502-782-4429) or Carol.Stevens@ky.gov  (or call at 502-782-4557) for additional information or clarification.

Online Order Capability for Kentucky Medical Fee Schedule!





The Department of Workers’ Claims is pleased to announce a new online feature for submitting/paying for the Medical Fee Schedule for Physicians! This allows you to request and purchase a Kentucky Medical Fee Schedule in an online environment.  Once your order is received and payment processed, your item(s) will be shipped to you within 1-3 business days.  You may still utilize the traditional form and mail in your order if you so choose.  We look forward to serving you!   Please click the following link to place your order:  https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/WorkersComp/Physicians

Online Open Records System-Now Live!

The Department of Workers’ Claims is excited to offer an Online Open Records System.  The web portal may be accessed by clicking the following link:
This online system will allow you to purchase records via credit card in an online environment and allow for electronic retrieval of documents.  This has long been a goal of the Department of Workers’ Claims and we are pleased to make it a reality!  If you have any questions regarding the open records portal, please contact Ashley Estep at Ashley.Estep@ky.gov for assistance. 
Driving Directions to the Department of Workers' Claims





Department of Workers' Claims
657 Chamberlin Avenue
Frankfort KY  40601
Phone: (502) 564-5550