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A public hearing will be held during the Commission's February 13, 2023 Business Meeting at the Commission's office in Columbia to receive comments regarding the 2023 Medical Services Provider Manual. Written comments may be provided in advance and will be accepted until February 8, 2023. To view the full advisory and additional updates regarding the 2023 MSPM, click here. To view the documents provided by FairHealth in preparation for the 2023 updates, click here

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Mileage and Travel Expense Reimbursement

In addition to medical treatment for your work-related injury, the employer’s representative will reimburse you for the expenses incurred for travel to receive medical treatment. This entitlement includes reimbursement for mileage to and from a place of medical attention that is more than 5 miles away from your home in accordance with the rate chart below, reimbursement for the actual cost of expenses for using public transportation, and reimbursement for the actual cost of reasonable overnight lodging and meals. Effective August 23, 2004, the Commission approved reimbursement for travel to a pharmacy if the round-trip distance is more than 10 miles from your home.

You should save your receipts for lodging, meals, and public transportation and submit them directly to the employer’s representative for reimbursement. It is best practice to record all eligible mileage to and from medical treatment and the pharmacy on a mileage form and submit it to the employer’s representative periodically for payment. If you are unable to secure your own transportation, contact your employer’s representative immediately to discuss other options. Failure to attend scheduled medical appointments may affect your ability to receive weekly wage loss checks.

Mileage Rates 

Effective January 1, 2023 65.5 cents per mile

Effective July 1, 2022

62.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2022

58.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2021

56 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2020

57.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2019

58 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2018

54.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2017

53.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2016

54 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2015

57.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2014

56 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2013

56.5 cents per mile

Effective July 1, 2012

55.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2012

50.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2011

50.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2010

50 cents per mile

Effective July 1, 2008

50.5 cents per mile

Effective July 1, 2006

44.5 cents per mile

Effective August 23, 2004

Commission policy was changed to
include mileage to and from the
pharmacy

34.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2001

34.5 cents per mile

Effective January 1, 2000

32.5 cents per mile