What is “Maximum Medical Improvement” or MMI?

MMI is a key date. It is the date when the doctor believes you are as healed as you will get. It does not mean you are completely healed. MMI is typically when the doctor issues any impairment ratings or final physical restrictions for any permanent disability. Impairment ratings and final restrictions are important in calculating any benefits you may be owed for a permanent injury. The court cannot make a final decision on your case until you reach MMI.