Wisconsin Workers Compensation Mileage & Travel Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Wisconsin workers compensation mileage and travel reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked & Answers Received

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.
Yes, the rate since July 1, 2012, regardless of date of injury or mode of transportation, has been $.51/mile (51 cents per mile).

2. What is the current workers comp mileage rate?

See above

3. Is there a specific mileage reimbursement form?
No

4. Where can I find the workers comp mileage reimbursement form?
N/A

5. How do I submit the mileage reimbursement form? What’s the process? Email/fax/mail?
“The insurance representative on your claim is the first point of contact on all of these questions.”

6. How long does it generally take to receive your transportation reimbursement?
“The insurance representative on your claim is the first point of contact on all of these questions.”

7. What is the follow up process if my transportation reimbursement is not received?
If there is a breakdown or denial or if you have more questions, you may call the Division for questions and options. Our number is 608-266-1340, press 1 if you have a touch-tone phone, and then press 0 and ask to speak to a specialist. Our office hours are 7:45 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays, excluding holidays.

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Above Answers Provided By

Bruce M. Green
Dispute Resolution Specialist
State of Wisconsin, Worker’s Comp. Division
Department of Workforce Development
201 East Washington Avenue (GEF 1, C100)
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Bruce.Green@dwd.wisconsin.gov
608-261-8473

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Tennessee Workers Compensation Mileage & Travel Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Tennessee workers compensation mileage and travel reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked & Answers Received


1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.

Yes

2. What is the current workers comp mileage rate?
47 cents

3. Is there a specific mileage reimbursement form?
No

4. Where can I find the workers comp mileage reimbursement form?
N/A

5. How do I submit the mileage reimbursement form? What’s the process? Email/fax/mail
It is submitted to the insurance carrier or their attorney for reimbursement

6. How long does it generally take to receive your transportation reimbursement?

Cannot estimate as the Bureau is not involved in this process

7. What is the follow up process if my transportation reimbursement is not received?

File a request for assistance (pre July 1, 2014 claims) or petition for benefits determination (post July 1, 2014 claims)

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Above Answers Provided By
wc.info@tn.gov

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South Carolina Workers Compensation Mileage & Travel Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the South Carolina workers compensation mileage and travel reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.

2. What is the current workers comp mileage rate?

3. Is there a specific mileage reimbursement form?

4. Where can I find the workers comp mileage reimbursement form?

5. How do I submit the mileage reimbursement form? What’s the process? Email/fax/mail?

6. How long does it generally take to receive your transportation reimbursement?

7. What is the follow up process if my transportation reimbursement is not received?

Answer Received

The Commission doesn’t provide forms for these reimbursements but the actual carrier/payer may have a form they’ve created to use and submission guidelines. You would need to contact them for further information. The fee schedule does state a 30-day payment policy from date of submission.

We also post mileage on our website at wcc.sc.gov

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See the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission
(SCWCC) web site for the current travel reimbursement
amount.

January 1, 2016 amount per mile is $0.54

An injured worker who travels more than five (5) miles one
way to receive medical care is entitled to collect for travel
expenses. Injured workers may submit a brief request for
reimbursement to the insurance carrier indicating the date,
miles, and destination of travel. In cases in which total and permanent
disability results, reasonable and necessary nursing services,
medicines, prosthetic devices, sick travel, medical,
hospital, and other treatment or care shall be paid during
the life of the injured employee, without regard to any
limitation in this title including the maximum
compensation limit.

67-1601 Expenses Incurred in Receiving Medical
Treatment, Reimbursement.
A. The expenses incurred for travel to receive medical
attention which shall be reimbursed to the claimant are:
(1) Mileage to and from a place of medical attention
which is more than five miles away from home in
accordance with the amount allowed state employees
for mileage; and
(2) Actual cost of expenses incurred in using public
transportation; and
(3) Actual cost of reasonable overnight lodging and
subsistence.
B. The claimant shall receive reimbursement from the
employer’s representative.

Above Answers Provided By

Bridgette B. Amick
Medical Policy Analyst
SC Workers’ Compensation Commission

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Oklahoma Workers Comp Mileage & Travel Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Oklahoma workers compensation mileage reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked & Answer Received

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.
Yes. O.A.C. 810:10-5-45 (c) provides for travel expenses. The employer or insurance carrier shall reimburse the employee for the actual mileage in excess of twenty (20) miles round-trip to and from the claimant’s home to the location of a medical service provider for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment, for vocational rehabilitation or retraining, for an evaluation by an independent medical examiner and for any evaluation, including an evaluation for vocational rehabilitation or vocational retraining, made at the respondent’s request, but in no event in excess of six hundred (600) miles round-trip. Mileage and necessary lodging expenses are limited to the provisions of the State Travel Reimbursement Act, 74 O.S. §§ 500.1, et. seq. Meals will be reimbursed at a per diem rate of Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) per meal per four hours of travel status, not to exceed three meals per day.

This rule applies only to authorized medical visits only (treating doctor). The mileage is for distances in excess of 20 miles, so if the round trip is 40 miles you will be reimbursed for 20 miles. Below is the relevant rule in its entirety.

Okla. Admin. Code 810:10-5-45

810:10-5-45. Submission to medical examination; appointment of medical or vocational expert; travel expenses

(a) Submission to medical examination. Upon reasonable advance notice from the employer or insurance carrier, the employee must submit to a medical examination by a physician selected by the employer or insurance carrier. If the claimant refuses to submit to the examination, the employer or insurance carrier may file a CC-Form-13 requesting the claimant’s compensation and right to prosecute any proceeding under the AWCA be suspended during the period of refusal as provided in 85A O.S. § 50(E). The claimant must show cause at the hearing why the request of the employer or insurance carrier should not be granted.

(b) Appointment of medical or vocational expert. Appointment of an independent medical examiner is governed by 810:15-9-4. Appointment of a medical case manager is governed by 810:15-11-4. Appointment of a vocational rehabilitation provider is governed by 810:20-1-4.

(c) Travel expenses. The employer or insurance carrier shall reimburse the employee for the actual mileage in excess of twenty (20) miles round-trip to and from the claimant’s home to the location of a medical service provider for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment, for vocational rehabilitation or retraining, for an evaluation by an independent medical examiner and for any evaluation, including an evaluation for vocational rehabilitation or vocational retraining, made at the respondent’s request, but in no event in excess of six hundred (600) miles round-trip. Mileage and necessary lodging expenses are limited to the provisions of the State Travel Reimbursement Act, 74 O.S. §§ 500.1, et. seq. Meals will be reimbursed at a per diem rate of Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) per meal per four hours of travel status, not to exceed three meals per day.

2. What is the current mileage rate?
Based on the IRS website, the current mileage rates is 54 cents per mile.

3. Is there a specific form?

As far as any specific forms and processes for submittal it will be best for you to contact the insurance company and/or the worker’s compensation commission https://ok.gov/wcc/

4. Where can I find the form?
http://www.owcc.state.ok.us/PDF/Mileage%20Rate%20History%20Chart.pdf

5. How do I submit the form, process? Email/fax/mail?

NA

6. How long does it generally take to receive reimbursement?
NA

7. What is the follow up process if reimbursement is not received?
NA

All State Reimbursement Forms Can be Found Here

Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Forms

Above Answers Provided By

Sara A. Worten
Assistant General Counsel
Oklahoma Insurance Department
Five Corporate Plaza
3625 NW 56th, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone: 405.521.0125
sara.worten@oid.ok.gov

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Ohio Workers Comp Mileage Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Ohio workers compensation mileage reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.

2. What is the current mileage rate?

3. Is there a specific form?

4. Where can I find the form?

5. How do I submit the form, process? Email/fax/mail?

6. How long does it generally take to receive reimbursement?

7. What is the follow up process if reimbursement is not received?

Answer Received

I sent you the form you need to use to submit travel reimbursement and the rates for travel. Your Claim Representative approves the travel and submits it to Benefits Payable. All reimbursements usually take 7 – 10 days to process after Benefits Payable receives the request.

Any forms that you may need as an injured worker can be found on the BWC website, which is www.bwc.ohio.gov

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Above Answers Provided By

Mary M.

Customer Service Representative

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Nebraska Workers Comp Mileage Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Nebraska workers compensation mileage reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.

2. What is the current mileage rate?

3. Is there a specific form?

4. Where can I find the form?

5. How do I submit the form, process? Email/fax/mail?

6. How long does it generally take to receive reimbursement?

7. What is the follow up process if reimbursement is not received?

All State Reimbursement Forms Can be Found Here

Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Forms

Answer Received

“Under Nebraska Workers’ Compensation law, you are entitled to reimbursement for mileage to and from doctor and other health care providers as a result of a work injury. The mileage reimbursement is set by the Workers’ Compensation Court.” The current Nebraska mileage reimbursement rate is 56.5 cents per mile (as of 1/1/2013).

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Montana Workers Comp Mileage Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Montana workers compensation mileage reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.

2. What is the current mileage rate?

3. Is there a specific form?

4. Where can I find the form?

5. How do I submit the form, process? Email/fax/mail?

6. How long does it generally take to receive reimbursement?

7. What is the follow up process if reimbursement is not received?

Answer Received

Travel for some workers compensation travel is reimbursed. You would need to contact your adjustor to have her explain and to provide a form if necessary. I can provide links to the amount for travel reimbursement and the rules that govern travel reimbursement.
http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/39/71/39-71-704.htm
http://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-claims/medical-regulations/meals-lodging-mileage

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Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Forms


Above Answers Provided By

Maralyn Lytle
State of Montana
ERD/Administrative Officer
PH: 406-444-6604
mlytle@mt.gov

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Missouri Workers Comp Mileage Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Missouri workers compensation mileage reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked & Answers Received

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.

Yes, but only as set forth in Section 287.140.1, RSMo, quoted below.

2. What is the current mileage rate?
From July 01, 2016, through June 30, 2017, the mileage reimbursement rate is 51 cents per mile, round-trip.

3. Is there a specific form?
The Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation has no required form for an injured Employee (or “Claimant”) to request mileage expense reimbursement from his or her Employer or the Employer’s Insurer or Claims Administrator. Some Insurers and Claims Administrators provide forms for their “Claimants” to use. Typically, Insurers and Claims Administrators want to receive a written request from the “Claimant,” itemized by date, showing the Health Care Provider visited each date with the round-trip mileage for each visit and then signed by the injured Employee (or “Claimant”).

4. Where can I find the form?

Again, there is no particular form required by Chapter 287, RSMo, or the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. As an example, the form preferred by the State of Missouri’s Office of Administration, Central Accident Reporting Office for use by Employees of the State of Missouri when injured on the job may be found on-line at:
http://oa.mo.gov/sites/default/files/mileagereimbursement.pdf

5. How do I submit the form, process? Email/fax/mail?

There is no particular method required by Chapter 287, RSMo, or the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. I suggest that you confer with the Claims Adjuster handling the case that you are concerned with to determine the Claims Adjuster’s preferred method of communication. Be sure to write the Insurer or Claims Administrator’s “Claim Number” on all items sent to the Claims Adjuster for review.

6. How long does it generally take to receive reimbursement?
There is no particular time limit on such reimbursements required by Chapter 287, RSMo, or the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. Feel free to ask the Claims Adjuster about his or her Company’s usual “turn-around time.”

7. What is the follow up process if reimbursement is not received?
Rest assured that the Employer’s representatives do not necessarily have the last word. If necessary, the Employee may choose to seek benefits on a contested basis. However, the burden of proof as to almost all issues is on the Employee. Contested medical issues often require the Employee to hire one or more physicians to be the Employee’s “expert witnesses” at an “Evidentiary Hearing” held before one of the Division’s Administrative Law Judges [ALJ’s]. The Employer/Insurer may hire their own physician experts whose testimony may be in conflict with the testimony of the Employee’s experts. The ALJ will decide which side’s evidence is more persuasive but appeals may follow.

Still, not every case goes through the full-blown litigation process. To attempt to resolve as many cases as possible without contested litigation, the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation offers a variety of opportunities to discuss a possible settlement. Prior to the final settlement, the Division offers a voluntary Dispute Management Program and I am its Mediator. I am a lawyer but I cannot represent any party in a contested case and I am not a Judge—I cannot issue any orders—but I can explain the system and, if desired, speak with an Employer’s representatives to see if some problems can be worked out without putting everyone through the contested litigation process—but, as stated, that is always available, if necessary. You may call me at either 800-7752667 (toll-free from a “land line”) or 573-526-4951 (direct). Or, if you prefer, we may continue by E-mail.

Please be aware that the Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensations cases in Missouri is Section 287.430, RSMo, and it provides that an individual’s right to seek benefits under the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law will expire unless the injured person (alone or with the help of a lawyer) files the required paper form (the “Claim for Compensation” [Form WC-21-A]), within a certain time, which can be as short as two years from the date of the injury or two years from the date of the last voluntary payment of any workers’ compensation benefit on account of the injury at issue—whichever is later. Your contacts with the Division to date do not constitute the filing of a “Claim for Compensation.” The “Claim” forms are available from our Internet site at: https://labor.mo.gov/sites/default/files/pubs_forms/WC-21-A-AI.pdf

Again, the “Claim” forms must be filed on paper. Electronic filing is not available at present. There is no “filing fee.” Filing a “Claim” form also is required if payments are being sought from the Second Injury Fund [SIF] for Permanent Total Disability resulting from the “combination” of an individual’s “pre-existing condition,” together with the permanent disability caused by the individual’s most recent compensable injury. (See, Section 287.220, RSMo, as amended, effective January 01, 2014.) Still, filing the “Claim” form carries no guarantee that any benefits will be awarded. Further, filing a “Claim” form will not keep a case open indefinitely. Unless reasonably steady progress is being made toward a final resolution, a “Claim” eventually may be dismissed for “failure to prosecute.”

If you wish, you may seek to retain a lawyer to represent you. Lawyers generally represent injured workers on a contingency basis (no recovery = no fee) and many offer a free initial consultation. The Missouri Bar has a lawyer referral service, which you may reach by calling 573/636-3635. The Bar may charge a fee to put you in touch with a lawyer.

I hope that that you have found this information useful. If you have other questions about the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Statutes and Regulations or the Division’s forms and procedures, please do not hesitate to get in touch With me. However, no one at this Division may give legal advice as to any particular case. For that, a lawyer must be consulted.

Additional Mileage Reimbursement Information

I am responding on behalf of the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation to your request for information that was received over this past weekend via E-mail in which you ask several questions about reimbursement for travel expenses, presumably for injured Employees, in the context of the Missouri Workers’ Compensation System. Note that this Division oversees on-the-job injury cases in Missouri but it does not pay any benefits. The money to pay medical bills, lost wages, and other benefits, to qualifying injured Employees, comes from their Employers, directly or indirectly.

To begin, I must say that this communication to you is for the purpose of providing general information to a member of the public about the Missouri Workers’ Compensation System. It does not constitute legal advice. Further, since Workers’ Compensation is handled somewhat differently State by State, the information in this message applies only to those situations in which the applicable law is the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law, Chapter 287 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri [RSMo], the full text of which is available on-line at: http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/ChaptersIndex/chaptIndex287.html

Missouri Workers Compensation Reimbursement Law

To answer your questions about travel expense reimbursement for injured Employees, the key Statute to be aware of is Section 140.1, RSMo, which reads, in pertinent part:

“When an employee is required to submit to medical examinations or necessary medical treatment at a place outside of the local or metropolitan area from the employee’s principal place of employment, the employer or its insurer shall advance or reimburse the employee for all necessary and reasonable expenses; except that an injured employee who resides outside the state of Missouri and who is employed by an employer located in Missouri shall have the option of selecting the location of services provided in this section either at a location within one hundred miles of the injured employee’s residence, place of injury or place of hire by the employer. The choice of provider within the location selected shall continue to be made by the employer. In case of a medical examination if a dispute arises as to what expenses shall be paid by the employer, the matter shall be presented to the legal advisor, the administrative law judge or the commission, who shall set the sum to be paid and same shall be paid by the employer prior to the medical examination. In no event, however, shall the employer or its insurer be required to pay transportation costs for a greater distance than two hundred fifty miles each way from place of treatment.”

Unfortunately, there is no further guidance in Chapter 287, RSMo, as to just how many miles the Employee must travel to receive “necessary medical treatment” in order to be considered to have traveled “outside of the local or metropolitan area from the employee’s principal place of employment.” This may be an issue that must be presented to one of the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Administrative Law Judges [ALJ’s], as discussed later in this message.

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Above Answers Provided By

Glenn Edward Easley [MBE #26521],
Attorney-Mediator; Dispute Management Unit;
Division of Workers’ Compensation;
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations;
State of Missouri;

PO Box 58;
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0058;
Voice 573/526-4951;
FAX 573/526-4960;

E-mail: Glenn.Easley@labor.mo.gov

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Mississippi Workers Comp Mileage Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Mississippi workers compensation mileage reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.

2. What is the current mileage rate?

3. Is there a specific form?

4. Where can I find the form?

5. How do I submit the form, process? Email/fax/mail?

6. How long does it generally take to receive reimbursement?

7. What is the follow up process if reimbursement is not received?

Answer Received

Travel expense to and from medical treatment is reimbursable and no minimum travel distance is required. The mileage rate for injuries occurring in the year 2016 is currently $.54 per mile. I would suggest you contact your workers’ compensation adjuster for the mileage reimbursement form and it is usually paid within 30 days of submission, if you have not received your reimbursement within this time frame you may contact this commission for assistance.

Workers Comp Reimbursement Form
http://oa.mo.gov/sites/default/files/mileagereimbursement.pdf

Alaska Workers Compensation Reimbursement Law

Under Missouri law, you are entitled to be paid mileage for driving for medical treatment, but only if you are required to be treated “outside of the local or metropolitan area from the place of injury or the place of [your] residence,” subject to a 500-mile round trip limit.

Above Answers Provided By

Miranda Baker
Claims Representative
Telephone Number : 601-987-4273
Fax number: 601-987-4233

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Minnesota Workers Comp Mileage Reimbursement

We asked various questions regarding the Minnesota workers compensation mileage reimbursement processes:

Questions Asked & Answers Received

1. Is there a reimbursement for travel expenses? Car, taxi, bus, train, etc.
There can be reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses i.e. mileage for doctor appointments, trips to the drug store, P.T. appointments, etc. Meals and lodging may also be reimbursed. Check with the insurance carrier first. The trips need to be related to the claim.

2. What is the current mileage rate?
The current mileage rate is 54 cents per mile unless the employer has their own plan.

3. Is there a specific form?
There is no specific form. Contact the insurance company to see if they have one or how they would like the information to be given to them.

4. Where can I find the form?
See #3

5. How do I submit the form, process? Email/fax/mail?
See #3

6. How long does it generally take to receive reimbursement?
It generally takes about 30 days to receive reimbursement.

7. What is the follow up process if reimbursement is not received?
Contact the claims adjuster first. They may need additional information. If there is a dispute over the reimbursement, contact the department’s Alternative Dispute Resolution unit, 800-342-5354, they may be able to assist you. If there is a problem with the reimbursement, a medical or rehabilitation request for assistance form can be filed with the department of Labor and Industry. Those forms can be found on our website: http://www.dli.mn.gov/WC/Wcforms.asp

Above Answers Provided By

Ralph Hapness
Supervisor
Compliance, Records and Training
Worker’s Compensation Division
Minnesota Dept. of Labor & Industry
(651) 284-5226

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