1-20 of 101 results of

Best Practices

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Close Modal
Sort by
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (4): 18–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... data sources. Best practice guidelines have been established for the completion of physical IMEs. However, similar mental and behavioral disorder (M&BD) standards are less common, and M&BD IMEs often do not follow a consistent process. This article offers guidance on applying and adapting...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (5): 3–18.
Published: 01 September 2017
... by an independent medical examiner who is not treating the patient or claimant, to answer questions posed by the party requesting the IME.” Evaluators must adhere to best practice standards and must know that these standards may change over time and must meet the needs of the relevant jurisdiction. IMEs take place...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (3): 3–11.
Published: 01 May 2020
... evaluations must have the appropriate policies, procedures, and security in place; resources are available from the AMA Guides series of publications. Each component of the virtual IME, including each data element, should be assessed to determine best practices and how to use virtual technologies successfully...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2002) 7 (5): 4–9.
Published: 01 September 2002
... assists in ensuring a best-practices approach to the evaluation. Most experienced examiners use questionnaires, pain drawings, and inventories as an adjunct to the interview, and the process must be planned carefully to ensure all relevant history and subjective information are obtained. All reports...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (2): 9.
Published: 01 March 2020
... published in the September–October 2017 issue of the Guides Newsletter. 1 Reference 1. Brigham CR , Direnfeld LK , Feinberg S , Kertay L , Talmage JB . Independent medical evaluation best practices . Guides Newsletter. September/October 2017 . ...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (6): 18–19.
Published: 01 November 2019
... on for fair and consistent impairment rating information and tools. The AMA Guides ® provide physicians with certainty that they are following the most current best practice, as well as play a key role in supporting fair and timely resolution of impairment-related claims, enabling patients to easily...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (3): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and their representatives. When providing opinions, experts are well-served by understanding the audience as much as practical. The best advice for experts rendering opinions is to remain true to the questions posed and follow the scientific method. Many medical experts incorrectly assume...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in the majority of patients. However, the long-term treatment regimen should be a structured process that incorporates several clinical practice concepts to bring the best therapeutic outcomes to these patients. Men suspected of having psychogenic ED should undergo psychological evaluation with an AASECT...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (6): 20–45.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in an interview is then organized into a written medical history. Best practices for independent medical evaluations (IMEs) mandate obtaining an appropriate history. 3 , 4 The extent of the history depends upon the purpose of the evaluation and the type of injury. For example, if the issue is highly...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (2): 4–7.
Published: 01 March 1999
..., and examiners may deploy less commonly used rating techniques such as those employed for amputations, skin loss, causalgia and reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and vascular disorders. The examiner must understand the applicable rating methods used, estimate percentages via each, and decide which methods best...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (3): 12–13.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., which is inherently contentious and argumentative and is engineered to accommodate contrasting and conflicting viewpoints. Resolution is typically sought through a jury, a judge, or arbitration. Conversely, medical practice is devoted to diagnosing and treating patients to the best of the physician's...
Newsletter Articles
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (4): 3–14.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... A unified view should be based on science and best practices, incorporate the major contributing factors, take a balanced approach to causation, and outline evidence-based and cost-effective management interventions. These management principles need to be both parsimonious and operationalized in a way...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (4): 12–13.
Published: 01 July 2017
...’ compensation cases. Impairment should be evaluated using the most current and widely accepted standard. As medicine evolves, so does our understanding of best practices in impairment evaluation. In using impairment as a threshold for permanent disability benefits, it is imperative to distinguish between...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (1): 3–6.
Published: 01 January 2022
.../JBJS.J.01452 . 19. Hopewell S , Keene DJ , Marian IR , et al . Progressive exercise compared with best practice advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, for the treatment of patients with rotator cuff disorders (GRASP): a multicentre, pragmatic, 2 × 2 factorial...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (2): 39–50.
Published: 01 March 2023
... constructed with the highest quality methodology and that best reflect function for impairment rating. fPROMs can identify individuals who fall one standard deviation or more below the general population. This information allows the physician performing the impairment rating to increase the rating...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (1997) 2 (5): 7.
Published: 01 September 1997
... and conclusions.” Their California study considered 200 consecutive low back pain patient disability rating reports. The authors picked the 42 best (most complete) reports. Multiple physicians reviewed each report and rated each individual's disability. An average of 14 physicians rated each case...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2014) 19 (4): 3–5.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.” 1 However, there are limitations to unmeasured acceptance of research as EBM, since...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (3): 15–16.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of determining impairment, the appropriate health regulatory agency in a given jurisdiction is the best-suited authority to determine the definition of doctor in regard to who uses the Guides to rate impairment in that jurisdiction. It must be emphasized, however, that even though the Guides is mainly...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and disability. This is particularly the case when illness behavior takes the form of symptom magnification (exaggeration). As with illness behavior in general, symptom magnification is best understood as a clinical phenomenon that lies along a continuum from unconscious and unintentional (eg, somatic symptom...