The sole purpose of the Medical Impairment Rating (MIR) Registry is to establish a resource to resolve disputes as to the degree of permanent medical impairment ratings given for injuries or occupational diseases to which the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act is applicable. A dispute is recognized whenever at least two different physicians have issued differing permanent medical impairment ratings and the parties disagree as to those ratings; or whenever a physician has issued an opinion that no permanent medical impairment exists, yet the physician has issued permanent physical restrictions to the injured employee. Registry physicians agree to provide evaluations in a manner consistent with the standard of care in their community and in compliance with the MIR Program Rules.
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- What is the purpose of the MIR Registry?
- What is the advantage of using the MIR Registry?
- Who can request an MIR evaluation?
- What is the process for obtaining the Medical Impairment Rating?
- How is the MIR physician selected?
- Can the parties still choose a physician, outside the program, to perform an evaluation?
- How much does an MIR evaluation cost?
- What if I disagree with the MIR physician's rating?