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Standard Urban Distance (SUD)

The SUD is a mileage allowance for urban areas and determines HCP support for mileage sensitive charges. There is a single SUD for each state (e.g. Colorado = 14 miles). RHCD supports mileage charges beyond the SUD and up to the maximum allowable distance (MAD). The MAD is the distance from the HCP location to the far side of the largest city in the same state as the HCP.

Example:

HCP located in Colorado.
MAD = 100
SUD for Colorado = 14 miles
Circuit distance = 110 miles
Cost per mile for circuit = $10 per mile per month

RHCD supports mileage beyond the SUD up to the MAD. Therefore, support is as follows:

(100 miles - 14 miles) x $10 per mile = $860 per month

The table below lists the SUD for each U. S. state and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The table is also available to download,   sud.xls.

Standard Urban Distance Table

Location

SUD

AK

13

AL

21

AR

14

AZ

19

CA

10

CO

14

CT

8

DC

14

DE

7

FL

12

GA

14

HI

20

IA

11

ID

14

IL

9

IN

12

KS

14

KY

16

Location

SUD

LA

16

MA

8

MD

15

ME

14

MI

9

MN

11

MO

15

MP

12

MS

18

MT

10

NC

13

ND

9

NE

15

NH

11

NJ

6

NM

15

NV

15

NY

10

Location

SUD

OH

11

OK

21

OR

11

PA

9

PR

8

RI

8

SC

16

SD

11

TN

20

TX

19

UT

11

VA

17

VI

2

VT

7

WA

12

WI

10

WV

10

WY

10

Content Last Modified: June 1, 2004