maximum medical improvement


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max·i·mum med·i·cal im·prove·ment

(MMI) (maks'i-mŭm med'i-kăl im-prūv'mĕnt)
The point during recovery as designated by a physician, at which recovery is maximal.
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In the case before it, the court said, Urban's condition had not stabilized and he had not yet reached maximum medical improvement at the time his employer ceased paying his TTD benefits.
An amendment allows an injured worker or other interested party, at any time, to request an independent medical examination if either party disputes a finding by the worker's authorized treating physician that the worker has or has not reached maximum medical improvement.
Lucier uses the documentation of CRMA and the science of the 3 phases of healing to determine the proper therapeutic approach, measure the patient's response to treatment and identify when patients are at a maximum medical improvement or have a a permanent injury.
The trial court determined that Meinhardt had reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) on May 1, 2004.
Though he reached maximum medical improvement when the injury healed, he was less successful in the return-to-work outcome, since it took him several years before he moved on to another type of work at another company.
In the case of disability/medical management, claim files should include billing processing, referral criteria, coordination, return-to-work and maximum medical improvement information.
After the industrial accident, a claimant will inevitably reach the point of maximum medical improvement, which is the point when lasting improvement is no longer reasonably anticipated.
The nurse strives with the patient and the medical care team for maximum medical improvement - that is, to return the patient to the highest level of physical function and recovery from the injury.
We developed the program in direct response to clients who asked for help with claims that plateaued and showed no progress towards maximum medical improvement, permanent and stationary status, and settlement," said Pamela Otto, Director of EK Health's Next Step Medical Advisory Program.
Harris uses the documentation of CRMA and the science of the 3 phases of healing to determine the proper therapeutic approach, measure the patient's response to treatment and identify when patients are at maximum medical improvement or have a permanent injury.
The court ruled she had reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) on May 11, 2004.
TTD benefits were paid until the worker again reached maximum medical improvement and the right to permanent disability benefits was assessed.

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