COMAR 14.09.08 (Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees) shall apply to all professional medical services provided on or after March 24, 2008. Additional information and the regulation text is located on the
Medical Fee Guide Info Page.
Specific questions/inquiries to
our Medical Section about the MFG can be placed via email: email@example.com
or telephone (410) 864-5320 [outside Baltimore Metro area toll free (800) 492-0479]
Effective June 1, 2019 -
Center Implants: When submitting the Claim for Medical
Services (C-51), the surgeon in the operative note, in
addition to including into the body of the operative report
the number and type of implants used, should also include
the number of implants and type of implants at the end of
the operative note in a separate paragraph.
THE WCC C-51
Claim for Medical Services is located on the
1. An itemized bill must be prepared in compliance with COMAR
14.09.08.06 on a CMS 1500 form in the manner provided by the Workers' Compensation Commission and submitted to the Employer/Insurer for payment.
2. If payment is refused,
the itemized bill (CMS1500) must be submitted with the WCC Claim For Medical Services form C-51 including any relevant correspondence on the subject.
* C-51 must be completed in entirety.
* If any required information is not complete
the claim will not be processed.
* Dates of service will be checked against any/all Employee Claim Forms and/or First Report of Injury filed.
3. CPT codes will be validated using the Medical Fee Guide for the year of service. Some CPT codes which are not "specific" may require a detailed description.
4. The Commission will issue an Order NISI for allowed medical claims per the Medical Fee Guide.
* To controvert the Order NISI complete
'Controversion of Medical Claim' via
* The 'Controversion of Medical Claim' form must be filed with the Workers' Compensation Commission within 21 days of the
date the Order NISI and copies must be mailed to the Health Care
Provider and other appropriate parties unless they are
registered electronic service.
* If the medical claim is controverted,
the Commission will schedule a hearing.
5. If the medical claim is not controverted, the Workers' Compensation Commission will issue a Final Order of Payment.
* A provider may request a hearing before the Commission if an insurer refuses payment of the Medical Claim after the Final Order of Payment.
* The Commission may impose penalties, fines and interest or may deny the Employer and Insurer the right to object to reimbursement if the Insurer fails without good cause to timely reimburse the provider for treatment or services. (LE 9-664); COMAR 14.09.08.06D.
Note: The Medical Fee Guide referenced is the 'Official Maryland Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Schedule '.