CMS to Begin Utilizing 2012 Life Table
CMS posted a notification on their website that they will begin to utilize the CDC’s Table 1: Life Table for the total population: United States, 2012 on April 1, 2017. This means that for any WCMSA proposal received by CMS, or where any WCMSA case is reopened on or after April 1, 2017 CMS will apply the CDC’s 2012 Table 1 for life expectancy calculations.
As with similar updates, the increases noted on the life table are minor, such that the rounding life expectancy should result in the same age in many instances. A link to the CDC’s 2012 Life Table can be found here.