Important Workers’ Comp Rules Amendments Effective July 1
The State Board of Workers’ Compensation has approved several amendments to the Rules, all of which can be found on the State Board’s website (www.sbwc.georgia.gov). The following changes are most significant to Insurers/TPAs:
Increases communication transparency between the medical case manager and all parties to the claim.
Increases mileage reimbursement rate from 40 cents to 45 cents.
In a medical fee dispute resolved by an authorized peer review organization, the loser is required to pay the fee of the peer review organization.
This list is not exhaustive but includes issues that we deal with most frequently. Please refer to the actual Rules posted on the website. If you have any questions about the Rules, please contact one of our workers’ comp partners.