Medical Mileage Reimbursement Rate to Increase
The medical mileage reimbursement rate will increase from 55.5 cents a mile to 56.5 cents a mile effective January 1, 2013, regardless of the date of injury, according to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute.
Workers injured on the job are entitled to reimbursement for medial medical mileage, such as transportation to and from treating physicians, physical therapy and the pharmacy. This 1.8 percent increase was approved by the Internal Revenue Service, and based upon the increased cost of operating an automobile due to rising gas prices and depreciation.
Injured workers are encouraged to submit their mileage reimbursement rates every 90 days to facilitate prompt payment.