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A Beginner's Guide to TN Workers' Compensation

A guide along with frequently asked questions are provided for your convenience. You may call the Ombudsman Program of the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation at (800) 332-2667. A Workers' Compensation Specialist will answer your questions or direct you to someone that can. 

Request a Speaker

Workers’ Compensation fraud can occur when an employer is not paying for workers’ compensation insurance coverage or is treating workers as independent contractors when legally they should be employees.

Workers' Compensation Law

The following is a link to LexisNexis, which lists all Tennessee laws. The site will not allow a direct link to the specific laws of Workers' Compensation, but the site does allow searching by keywords for your convenience.

Coverage Verification

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EDI Guide

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) affords insurers and the Bureau of Workers' Compensation a method of exchanging necessary workers’ compensation claims information electronically and thereby avoiding multiple entries of data into computer systems. EDI is fast, accurate, reliable and cost effective.

Program Rules

Legislative rule is one of the categories of rules developed by administrative agencies in the exercise of lawmaking powers. The following is a list of legislative rules promulgated by Workers' Compensation.

Open Records Request Policy

Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-503(g), the following Public Records Policy for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is hereby adopted to provide economical and efficient access to public records as provided under the Tennessee Public Records Act (“TPRA”) in Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-501, et seq.

Contact Us

Visit one of our eight offices across Tennessee or call (800) 332-2667 or (615) 532-4812 for assistance.

The Bureau Bulletin

This newsletter published by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, highlights breaking news, updates, event notices, job postings, and provide plenty of resources to make it easier than ever to stay up-to-date with what's happening at the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

Medical E-Billing Requirements

Electronic billing, or e-billing, is the exchange of electronic medical billing transactions between providers and payers in the workers' compensation system according to a set of uniform guidelines. In Tennessee, eBilling is mandatory for both payers and health care providers.