A. When an employee
has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI) for the work related injury
and/or illness, the physician should promptly, and at least within fourteen
(14) calendar days, submit a report to the payer showing the date of maximum
medical improvement (MWCC Form B9,27).
B. Maximum medical improvement is reached at
such time as the patient reaches the maximum benefit from medical treatment or
is as far restored as the permanent character of his injuries will permit
and/or the current limits of medical science will permit. Maximum medical
improvement may be found even though the employee will require further
treatment or care. The CMS-1500 form will be accepted in lieu of the Commission
form if appropriate office/progress notes are attached.