|Newsline No. 59-11||Printer friendly|
|December 16, 2011|
No change for mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses in 2012
The current mileage rate of 55.5¢ for medical and medical-legal travel expenses will remain unchanged in 2012. This rate must be paid for travel on or after Jan. 1, 2012 regardless of the date of injury.
Labor Code section 4600, in conjunction with Government Code section 19820 and the Department of Personnel Administration regulations, establishes the rate payable for mileage reimbursement for medical and medical-legal expenses and ties it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published mileage reimbursement rate.
The latest announcement marks the first time since 2007 that claims administrators will not need to apply a new rate for travel on or after January 1. The mileage reimbursement form is posted on the Division of Workers’ Compensation Web site.