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February 2010 NOTICES

 

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The Commission & State offices are closed Monday, February 15, 2010 in observance of Presidents' Day.
February 19 Notice of Proposed Action COMAR 14.09.05 Vocational Rehabilitation Practitioners
The Workers' Compensation Commission proposes to: (1) Repeal Regulation .20 under COMAR 14.09.01 Procedural Regulations; and (2) Amend Regulations .01 and .04—.07 and adopt new Regulations .08—.12 under COMAR 14.09.05 Vocational Rehabilitation Practitioners.    The purpose of this action is to clarify the procedures for obtaining vocational rehabilitation services, and the standards of practice for vocational rehabilitation service practitioners.
A public hearing has not been scheduled.   Final action on the proposal will be considered by Workers' Compensation Commission during a public meeting to be held on March 25, 2009 at 9:00 a.m., at 10 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Additional information is posted to our Regulatory Changes page.
February 5 Emergency Amendments  to COMAR 14.09.01: Regulations .01 and .19 concerning compliance with the guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with regard to the settlement of future medical benefits are effective January 4, 2010.
A training session will be held on Thursday,  February 25th at 1:30 PM at the Workers' Compensation Commission, 10 E. Baltimore St., Room 409, Baltimore, MD, 21202.  Space is limited; if you would like to attend this session, please send us an email or telephone your reservation details - (410) 864-5315, no later than Monday, February 22nd.

Available materials are are Adobe PDF (link) and MS PowerPoint (link) from our initial trainings and additional questions contributed from attendees (Additional Questions PDF).
February 4 Note: All Commission 2010 Medical Fee Guide (MFG) materials are complete and available from the MFG Info page.
February 3 Updated Notice/form - the Notification to Insurer for Contesting Claim C40D/C40R is updated; claimant Social Security numbers are not displayed on the form.  The C40 is not a conventional form but a Notice from the Commission requesting a response from the insurer in a claim.  The outgoing Notice and WebForm are included; the response also requires the provision of the adjuster's contact information where indicated.
Hearings in La Plata and Beltsville are canceled due to inclement weather.
February 2 Updated forms - PDF and WebForms: Request to Enter Appearance of Counsel C24R, Request to Enter Appearance of Counsel for Employer/Insurer C26R, and Request to Strike Appearance of Counsel C25R are updated. Please assure that you are using the most current form if you are not an Online Services subscriber.  See our Forms & Instructions page for the updated version