Work Comp: MMI
Work Comp: MMI
MMI is primarily a workers compensation term which stands for Maximum Medical Improvement. This can be confusing for patients. They have not likely heard this term before being treated for a work related injury.
By definition, MMI is the date where no further significant recovery from or significant lasting improvment to a personal injury can be reasonably be anticipated, based upon reasonable medical probability, irrespective and regardless of subjective complaints. In laymen’s terms this is the time period in which your physician usually releases you from regular routine follow up. You are welcome to return if you need to, but it is highly unlikely.
The reason this MMI date is significant is due to the fact that serves as an ending date for the carrier. Once MMI has been determined, notice is served to those parties involved. Temporary total disability benefits are payable for only 90 days after this event. MMI is also required for the final determination of permanent partial disability benefits.
For more information about workers compensation benefits in Arkanasas, you may contact the Legal Advisor office at no charge.
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