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EDI implementation guide for first reports of injury

Learn the required steps to become an electronic trading partner with the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) to file first reports of injury.


Begin by reviewing the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) webpages found on this site

  • Make sure you can provide the required information to the DIA in the EDI format
  • In addition to sending EDI transactions, you will need to be able to process the acknowledgement (AKC) transaction sent back. The AKC for a new first report of injury claim will contain a jurisdiction claim number used on any subsequent “change” or “cancel” transactions for the claim.

Review the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards (IAIABC) Implementation Guide at IAIABC

  • The website gives you additional information on preparing for an EDI engagement. IAIABC also provides EDI training.
  • The DIA currently supports the IAIABC Release 3 standard

Contact the Department of Industrial Accidents to become a trading partner

  • Before you can start sending EDI data, you need to be a recognized trading partner. You need to have mailboxes for sending EDI transactions to and receiving EDI transactions from the DIA. You need to make sure you have the necessary software for accessing the mailboxes.
  • The DIA currently accepts only first reports of injury (FROI)

Complete a testing phase with the DIA

  • During testing you send test EDI transactions to your mailbox to be processed against the DIA’s test database for validation and correctness. The results of the testing will be sent back to you with an EDI acknowledgement (AKC) transaction.

Prepare for production implementation

  • You may start sending production transactions once testing is finished

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