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2013 Fee Schedule Rates Will Increase 1.69%

The medical fee schedule rates will increase 1.69% in 2013, which is less than half the rate of medical inflation (CPI-M). The fee schedule amounts are now running 37% below medical inflation over the life of the fee schedule.  See the chart comparing CPI-M with CPI-U at http://www.iwcc.il.gov/news.htm#cpi

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.

The 2013 rates will be posted as soon as the vendor, Optum, calculates them and obtains information about new and deleted codes. The rates are usually posted at the end of the year.

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  1. December 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Thank you Rob. Especially like the links…don’t necessarily like the news.

    • December 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Good to hear, I’m trying to add those news links since you mentioned you liked the more general updates.

  1. December 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm

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