March 25, 1981
Circular Letter NO. 1 (1981)
MARCH 25, 1981
TO: ALL INSURERS LICENSED TO WRITE AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IN NEW YORK STATE
SUBJECT: REIMBURSEMENT RATES FOR HOSPITAL AND HEALTH RELATED SERVICES UNDER NO-FAULT AND FOR TRAVEL BY AUTOMOBILE
Pursuant to the provisions of 11NYCRR 68.2 (Regulation 83), on and after January 1, 1978, the schedule of all inclusive rates for hospital services and health related services, including home health services, provided pursuant to Section 671(1)(a) of the Insurance Law shall be the rates approved by the Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Board in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 767 of the Laws of 1977.
Pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 83 and effective with services rendered on and after January 1, 1981, through December 31, 1981, the attached schedules shall be utilized by no-fault insurers for payment of hospital outpatient and inpatient services. The rates appearing in the attached schedules have been developed in accordance with Chapter 767 of the Laws of 1977 as amended by Chapter 213 of the Laws of 1978, Chapter 271 of the Laws of 1979, and Chapter 900 of the Laws of 1980 and have been approved by the Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Board.
Also attached is a notice of the mileage rates for reimbursement to claimants for travel by automobile to obtain medical treatment. Pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 83 these rates shall be utilized by no-fault insurers for the effective periods set forth in the notice.
Very truly yours,
ALBERT B. LEWIS
Superintendent of Insurance
TO: Insurance Carriers and Self-Insurers Providing Benefits Under the Workers' Compensation Law and the Volunteer Firemen's Benefit Law
SUBJECT: Increase in Mileage Rate of Reimbursement to Claimants for Travel by Automobile
As recommended by the Chairman's Advisory Committee on Administrative Practices and Procedures, the Board, at their meeting on February 17, 1981, adopted the following resolution:
RESOLVED, that the mileage rate for reimbursement to claimants for travel by automobile be the same as the rate which State employees are reimbursed for travel by automobile. Accordingly, the mileage rate for reimbursement to claimants for travel by automobile shall be:
21[cents] per mile, after February 17, 1981,
22[cents] per mile, effective July 1, 1981,
23[cents] per mile, effective January 1, 1982.
In those instances where claimants are entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses, carriers and self-insurers will allow claimants reimbursement for travel by automobile in accordance with the above schedule.