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Maximum Compensation Rate

Highest weekly workers' compensation benefit rate provided for by the Workers' Compensation Act. The maximum rate may vary from employee to employee, depending on the date of an employee's injury (and in turn the law which applies to that injury) and the type of benefit for which an employee is eligible.

Maximum Medical Improvement

Time at which a claimant's attending physician determines that the claimant has healed from a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease to the fullest extent he or she is expected to heal. At this time the attending physician determines whether or not the claimant has sustained a Permanent Partial Disability to any body part(s) and the degree of such impairment(s).

Medical Care Plan

An employer's plan to provide its employees with medical care for their compensable work-related injuries and occupational diseases. Such a plan is also known as a "Preferred Provider Organization", or "PPO".

Medical Fee Schedule

The Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman (in consultation with employers, their insurance carriers, union representatives, physicians, and third-party reimbursement organizations) is required to develop and annually publish maximum fees payable to medical practitioners for medical services rendered in workers' compensation cases (except for medical treatment of employees covered by approved workers' compensation medical care plans and those employed by the State of Connecticut, who are covered by a separate Medical Fee Schedule for State Employees).

Medical Fee Schedule for State Employees

The State of Connecticut Commissioner of Administrative Services is required to set, by regulation, maximum fees payable to medical practitioners for medical services rendered in workers' compensation cases of employees of the State of Connecticut (except those covered by the State of Connecticut's approved workers' compensation medical care plan).

Medical Practice Protocols

The Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman (in consultation with insurers and medical practitioners) is required to develop and annually publish medical practice protocols for the medical treatment rendered in workers' compensation cases. The protocols must be used by medical practitioners, employers, workers' compensation insurance carriers, and Workers' Compensation Commissioners in evaluating the necessity and appropriateness of medical care in workers' compensation cases.

Medical Practitioner Billing Guidelines

The Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman (in consultation with insurers and medical practitioners) is required to develop and annually publish billing guidelines for medical services rendered in workers' compensation cases. The guidelines must be used by employers, workers' compensation insurance carriers, and medical practitioners.

Minimum Compensation Rate

Lowest weekly workers' compensation benefit rate provided for by the Workers' Compensation Act. The minimum rate may vary from employee to employee, depending on the date of an employee's injury (and in turn the law which applies to that injury) and the type of benefit for which an employee is eligible.

MMI

Maximum Medical Improvement.

Motion To Preclude

Motion filed to stop from consideration (or preclude) any defense to a claim's compensability other than a jurisdictional defense (e.g., whether there was an employer/employee relationship) or a defense asserted by the respondent(s) in a proper and valid notice of contest.


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