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OhioBWC - Basics:  What does MMI mean?

What does MMI mean?

Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) is a treatment plateau in each personís healing process. It can mean that the patient has fully recovered from the injury or that the patientís medical condition has stabilized to the point that no major medical or emotional change can be expected in the injured workersí condition. This occurs despite continuing medical treatment or rehabilitative programs the injured worker partakes in.

What will happen to my claim when my physician states that I am MMI?
According to ORC 4123.56(A), when your physician states that you are MMI and can return to work, your temporary total compensation benefits may be terminated.

Your medical condition must be documented by a licensed physician and the report sent to your Customer Service Specialist(CSS). Your MCO will notify your CSS when there is reason to believe that you have reached MMI. As a result of reaching MMI, the injured worker may be eligible for other types of partial or permanent compensation. You will need to talk with your assigned CSS to discuss what other options are available to you.



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