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31 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. 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.
30 Pursuant to L&E 9-638, the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) effective January 1, 2015 is 1.5%. The updated MDWCC COLA document can be accessed from our Workers' Compensation Rates page.

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.   

MFG Committee Location Change- Please note that the Medical Fee Guide Committee will meet on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The location is 10 East Baltimore Street, 7th Floor Executive Conference Room Room, Baltimore, MD 21202
21 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.

To register: State Advisory Forum Online Registration or contact NCCI's Customer Service Center at 800-NCCI-123 (800-622-4123) and select option seven (7) from the automated menu.
15 The MD WCC Medical Fee Guide Committee will meet on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The location is 10 East Baltimore Street, 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room, Baltimore, MD 21202.  This meeting is open to the public. More information can be found on the MFG Committee web page.
Contact: Tim Bailey (410) 864-5326 or email
7 The Commission would like to extend it's condolences to the family of John Beamer, Esq.  Viewing is scheduled on Wednesday, July 9th, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm at the Collins Funeral Home; Funeral services scheduled Thursday, July 10th, 10:30am at Holy Cross Church.
2 Updates to Online Services - Attorney eNotice:
The WFMS eNotice option allows eligible subscribers (currently Attorney) to choose to receive email notification of Commission Notices instead of receiving a paper copy via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

June 2014 revisions to our eNotice service are substantial. Instead of clicking through multiple emails and hyperlinks for each Notice we now provide a single daily email digest of all Commission claim-related notices and other documents in your claims. Get more information here.
The 2014 Online Annual Insurance Information Report IC-1 is available and due by September 5, 2014.