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April 2002

April 25

The Workers' Compensation Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Workers' Compensation Commission, 10 East Baltimore Street, Hearing Room 447, 4th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 to discuss proposed changes to Regulation .07(B)(1) under COMAR 14.09.01, Average Weekly Wage.  Notice of this public meeting is being given pursuant to State Government Article 10-506, Annotated Code of Maryland. Written comments or questions may be forwarded to Judith Johnston, Secretary to the Commission, at jjohnston@wcc.state.md.us or at 10 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE

April 24

MESSAGE FROM THE MEDICAL FEE GUIDE COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
Sheldon H. Press and Cynthia S. Miraglia:

The Medical Fee Guide Revision Committee will recess monthly meetings effective 4/18/02. There will not be a public meeting on May 7, 2002. The Committee recommended to the Workers' Compensation Commission that a benchmark study comparing current workers' compensation medical fee guide reimbursement to private health insurance reimbursement for the same services be prepared and provided to the Committee. The Commission accepts the Committee's recommendation and will attempt to secure funding for the cost of the benchmark study. In the event funding is available, an RFP will be prepared and the project will be offered for competitive bid. Once a vendor is selected, the study should take approximately three months. Please monitor this site for information concerning the progress of the benchmark study. The Committee will resume monthly meetings after the benchmark study is delivered to the Commission.


April 10
 

The Workers' Compensation Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Workers' Compensation Commission, 10 East Baltimore Street, Hearing Room 447, 4th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 to discuss proposed changes to Regulations .01 and .23 under COMAR 14.09.01, Procedural Regulations, and Regulations .01 and .02 under COMAR 14.09.06, Local Office Requirements for Insurers.  Notice of this public meeting is being given pursuant to State Government Article 10-506, Annotated Code of Maryland. Written comments or questions may be forwarded to Judith Johnston, Secretary of the Commission, at jjohnston@wcc.state.md.us or at 10 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
For the text of the proposed changes, CLICK HERE.
April 5

Please be advised that the Commission has established a listing of zip codes for claimants residing in areas neighboring Maryland.  Zip codes from areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia have been added to the tables in our new automated docket program. Hearings for claimants residing in those areas will now be scheduled at the hearing location closest to their residence. Therefore, it is important that the Commission be notified in a timely manner of any claimant’s change of address. The new scheduling process will begin with the June 5, 2002 hearing dockets.