Workers' Compensation Agency Staffer Nationally Recognized for Process Improvements

Lori Raby Receives International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions Outstanding Achievement Award 

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October 20, 2017 – The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) announced that Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) employee Lori Raby received their 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in EDI. Lori is a systems specialist at the WCA and Vice Chair of the EDI Systems Committee, which was responsible for the creation of the Claims Release3.1. Lori’s developed improvements for maintenance and presentation of business case scenarios to prevent errors, organize content, all making navigation easier. The IAIABC President’s Awards are a special opportunity to recognize the contributions of industry professionals who advocate for improvement in occupational health and safety, strive for significant improvements in the law, and have shown substantial support to the IAIABC and its programs. The President’s Awards honor those who demonstrate commitment and achievement in reducing harm and aid recovery from occupational injuries and illnesses.

"​Lori has a deep understanding of the EDI Claims Standard and its history. Having served in both industry and jurisdictional roles, Lori is able to understand both perspectives and recommend solutions that respond to the needs of all stakeholders while preserving the integrity of our standards" said Gregg Lutz, IAIABC.

Lori also created Trading Partner Tables and technical references as part of the creation of Claims Release 3.1.

“Lori’s efforts on revamping and improving processes have made a significant impact on those who use WCA services”, said Mark Long WCA Director. “Lori’s arduous work and dedication to developing a new system and innovating existing ones is a great example of how the WCA continues to serve the citizens of Michigan.”

The IAIABC is an association of government agencies that administer and regulate their jurisdiction’s workers' compensation acts. Along with these government entities, various private organizations involved in the delivery of workers' compensation coverage and benefits participate in the IAIABC. Since its inception in 1914, the IAIABC has worked to improve and clarify laws, identify model laws and procedures, develop and implement standards, and provide education and information sharing. The IAIABC strives to gather the best resources available to solve the practical administrative and operational problems of its members.

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