Medical Mileage Reimbursement 2022 Update To Reflect Mid-Year Rate Increase

This article will discuss the 2022 Medical Mileage Reimbursement Rate.

What was the Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2022?

The medical mileage rate for 2021, was set at $.58.5 cents per mile.

Did The Mileage Rate Change Mid-2022? 

The new rate means that, regardless of your date of injury, if you incur mileage during the year of 2022, that is reimbursable, you will receive $62.5  per mile EFFECTIVE 7/1/22.  Again, this applies to all dates of injury and mileage incurred from 7/1/22, and onward.

What About Mileage Reimbursements For Prior Years, Are They Going to Be Paid at That Rate?

Reimbursement rates are determined by the date that you incurred the mileage. Therefore, if you incurred mileage reimbursements for the year 2020, you should use 2020, date of injury rate.

What Are The Rates for Some of the Prior Years?

2022- $.585 up to and including 6/30/22

2021- $.56

2020– $.575

2019 – $.58

2018 – $.545

2017 – $.535

2016 – $.54

2015 – $.575

What Mileage Is to Be Reimbursed? 

Per the DIR, “[i]f you have to travel to get treatment for your work injury, you are entitled to re-payment of your travel costs. The mileage rate is 62.5 cents ($.62.5) per mile. Mileage for reasonable travel to the pharmacy, parking, bridge tolls, public transportation, and other travel-related costs are also included.”

You need to submit them to the carrier that is adjusting your claim. If you would like the form that you can use, click on the link below.

The DIR also recommends that you should attach receipts. If your travel costs are not paid within 60 days, you should contact the carrier or your attorney to see if there is a problem.

Am I to Be Reimbursed for Attending a WCAB Hearing? 

No. You are not allowed to be reimbursed for mileage and/or parking costs to attend a workers’ compensation hearing.

Am I to Be Reimbursed for Attending My Deposition? 

Yes. You are entitled to be reimbursed for mileage and/or parking to attend your deposition.

If My Claim is Denied, Am I Entitled to Reimbursement? 

No. For medical treatment when your claim is denied, you are not entitled to reimbursement. For your deposition or Medical Evaluation by an Agreed Medical Examiner or Qualified Medical Examiner, you are entitled to reimbursement. Frequently, Defense Attorney Law Firms or the Carrier issue payment in advance of these appointments. Should your claim later be accepted, you should submit your mileage in for reimbursement.

What if I Need Advice?

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