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Written by Lancaster and Eure

Once my doctor has placed me at maximum medical improvement (MMI), why do I have a $10 co-pay?

A $10 co-pay is mandated by the Workers’ Compensation Statute, once you have reached overall maximum medical improvement.  If you are treating with 2 or more physicians, both doctors and/or all doctors must have placed you at maximum medical improvement before the $10 co-pay is owed.  It is not owed if only one of your physicians places you at maximum medical improvement.  For instance, if your neurosurgeon placed you at maximum medical improvement but your authorized plain management physician has not, the co-pay is not due.  However, after attaining overall maximum medical improvement from all of your physicians, a $10 co-pay is owed for each visit after.

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