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September 2017 Notices     Go back to Notices
We are closed Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.
19 Vocational Rehabilitation disputes: Parties with a dispute regarding vocational rehabilitation services only can file a Vocational Rehabilitation Dispute form (VR04) for expedited resolution. The parties must file the form electronically via the Commission’s Online Services; there is no paper version.

To access the Vocational Rehabilitation Dispute form VR04, log into Online Services and choose File Forms, selecting it from the list. The VR04 cannot be used to file other issues. If an emergency hearing is needed for other issues you must file a Request for Emergency Hearing form H26R.

Upon receipt of the Vocational Rehabilitation Dispute form, the Duty Commissioner shall contact the parties by telephone the next business day following submission of the form. Parties are required to provide current telephone numbers on the form and shall be available the next business day following submission of the form. If the Duty Commissioner is unable to resolve the dispute, a hearing will be scheduled within 5 business days.
15 HB1484 – Medical Benefits – Payment of Medical Services & Treatment was passed during the 2017 Legislative session and becomes law October 1, 2017. Changes to L&E § 9-660 now require a healthcare provider who provides medical services to a covered employee to submit the bill for services rendered to the Employer or Insurer within 12 months from the later of the date the treatment was provided; the claim for compensation was accepted by the Employer or Insurer; or the claim for compensation was determined by the Commission to be compensable.

In addition, the Employer or Insurer may not be required to pay a bill submitted after the time period unless the healthcare provider files an application for payment with the Commission (the C-51) within 3 years from the later of the date the treatment was provided to the covered employer; the date the claim for compensation was accepted by the Employer or Insurer; or the claim for compensation was determined by the Commission to be compensable. Under this provision, the healthcare provider should use the Commission’s C51 form to file an application for payment with the Commission after submitting the bill to the Employer or Insurer. Any questions, please contact the Commission’s Medical Office at 410-864-5320.
1 The 2017 MWCEA Conference is September 17 - 20, 2017.  More information at https://mwcea.com/conference.htm
  Revised Form – Request for Action on Filed Issues (H-25R 08/2017) - This form is revised and available as a fillable PDF form on our Forms and Instructions page.  It is revised to clarify required actions and items for "Set-Withs" and includes the option for “Healthcare Provider” as a filing Party.

ALL claims to be included in the “Set-With” must be listed in the space provided on the form, EACH of those claims MUST have Pending Issues AND a SEPARATE  “Set-With” form (H25R) filed in EACH claim.  If the “Set-With” does not meet these requirements, a notice will be sent  advising that the request is not granted because it is incomplete and not in compliance with COMAR §14.09.03.15(A)(3).  No action will be taken on the request.

We do not accept form filing via email/attachment or FAX.  Please begin using the new form immediately.