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August 2014 Notices     Go back to Notices
We are closed Friday, August 29th for a service reduction day
and Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

28 Attention WFMS Online Services Subscribers: Note that only Internet Explorer is supported for use on our site; current version Firefox is a recommended alternative.  Google Chrome is not supported and does not work properly to file online forms or view documents.
View our Help & Support page for more details about web browser settings and recommendations.
26 On August 21, 2014 the Maryland Insurance Administration approved an overall average workers’ compensation voluntary market loss cost level change of -2.7% to become effective January 1, 2015.
25 The MD WCC Medical Fee Guide Committee meets Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Location - 10 East Baltimore Street, 7th Floor Executive Conference Room Room, Baltimore, MD 21202.  This meeting is open to the public.
More information about the Committee can be found on the MFG Committee web page
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Contact: Tim Bailey (410) 864-5326 or email tbailey@wcc.state.md.us
4 Prescription Drug Study
On June 5, 2014, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (Commission) notified self-insured employers and self-insured groups that it is undertaking a comprehensive study to ascertain the actual costs associated with prescription drugs. The periods covered by this study are the following service years: 1/1/11-12/31/11, 1/1/12-12/31/12 and 1/1/13-12/31/13. The Commission has developed an online reporting tool that will be available beginning July 31, 2014. Instructions can be found here . All data must be reported by all self-insured employers and self-insured groups by August 7, 2014. If reporting parties have questions, please contact Steven Jones via email or telephone 410-864-5298.  Technical questions only are sent to our Websupport team via email.
  Reminder for Online Services Registered Attorneys:  e-notifications for Attorney Subscribers - eliminate the waiting period for mailing/delivery of Commission Orders and other WCC notices. Read all about our eNotice option. 
  NCCI’s Maryland State Advisory Forum will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore-Inner Harbor, 300 Light Street (410-528-1234) on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. This year NCCI will continue to focus on state-specific information and plan to speak in greater detail on state system cost drivers; proposed/enacted state and federal legislation; and NCCI studies and economic information.

Guest speaker: Edward J. Bernacki, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Environmental Health Sciences
Director, Division of Occupational Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Executive Director of Health, Safety and Environment
The Johns Hopkins Health System and University

To register: State Advisory Forum Online Registration
https://www.ncci.com/nccimain/pages/framework.aspx?articleurl=/oarii/oar_authcheck.aspx&go_to=SAF or contact NCCI’s Customer Service Center at 800-NCCI-123 (800-622-4123) and select option seven (7) from the automated menu.
 

The MD WCC Medical Fee Guide Committee meets Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Location - 10 East Baltimore Street, 7th Floor Executive Conference Room Room, Baltimore, MD 21202.  This meeting is open to the public.
More information about the Committee can be found on the MFG Committee web page.
Contact: Tim Bailey (410) 864-5326 or email tbailey@wcc.state.md.us