TWCC IMPAIRMENT RATINGS

TWCC IMPAIRMENT RATINGS (TECHNICAL COMPONENT)

When an employee is injured on the job, and once medical interventions has been exhausted, the workers comp administration may indicate that MMI (Maximal Medical Improvement) has been met and therefore warrants testing in order to reach a settlement and determine any long term residual impairment.  This is a standardized scripted evaluation process that takes into account many objective diagnostic factors. 

Being referred to out-patient Therapy to undergo the "Technical Component" of this process indicates the need for determining movement tolerances compared to established normative data for non-injured individuals.  Once the test is completed, the results are sent back to the referring physician for them to add into the formal TWCC-69 form for filing.