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MARCH 2014 Notices     Go back to Notices
27 Informational documents regarding our new and recodified regulations are provided for use as a courtesy of the Commission. This includes an UNOFFICIAL version of the regulations. The Code of Maryland Regulations is available Online.
Note, however, that the printed COMAR continues to be the only official and enforceable version of COMAR.
View these documents on our Regulatory Changes page.
24 Important CMS-1500 form version 02/2012 Notice -
April 1, 2014: Payers will begin to receive and process paper claims submitted ONLY on the revised CMS-1500 form (version 02/2012).

To view the SAMPLE CMS-1500 revised form - http://www.nucc.org/images/stories/PDF/1500_claim_form_2012_02.pdf

For additional resource information from the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) web site, select from the links below.
http://www.nucc.org/images/stories/PDF/understanding_the_changes_to_the_0212_1500_claim_form.pdf
http://www.nucc.org/images/stories/PDF/updating_to_the_0212_1500_claim_form.pdf

Submitters of the form should follow up with their specific payer(s) regarding their transition timeline and any other payer specific inquiries.
Older versions of the form will no longer be accepted.
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Effective October 1, 2013, an employer that fails to secure compensation (workers’ compensation insurance) for all covered employees may be subject to a penalty not to exceed $10,000. See Labor & Employment § 9-407 (Labor and Employment § 9-407 Failure to Insure). General questions regarding this law change may be directed to the Insurance, Compliance and Reporting Division via email employercompliance@wcc.state.md.us or 410-864-5278.  Please be advised that the Commission does not dispense legal advice.

11 Final Action is taken on the proposed regulatory changes and recodifications resultant our Regulatory Review; these are effective March 3, 2014.  Please see our Regulatory Changes page for details.
3 Reminder - New Public Claim Data Inquiry and Vocational Rehabilitation Online Services security enhancements are effective Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Use of these resources will require entry of text to match a visual message, known as "Captcha" challenge-response. For more information please see https://www.google.com/recaptcha.