2011 Medical Fees Limited to 1.08% Increase

News from the IWCC website regarding next years Fee Schedule increase: Section 8.2(a) of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides that, each year, fee schedule rates shall increase or decrease by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index-U (CPI-U) in the previous year. Because the CPI-U increased 1.08% between August 2009 and August 2010, rates will increase 1.08% for treatment on or after January 1, 2011. In comparison, the Consumer Price Index – Medical during the same period increased 3.2%.

Note this change will not affect the 76% of charge (POC76) provision. By law, where the fee schedule cannot provide a fee, payment defaults to 76% of charge.

Notification will be sent and information posted on the IWCC web site once Ingenix posts 2011 rates online.

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