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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (6): 3–6.
Published: 01 November 2020
... industrial disabilities. © 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2020 American Medical Association California Permanent Disability System Labor-disabling Pre-existing Disability Maximal Medical Improvement (MMI) Permanent Disability (PD) Retroactive Prophylactic Work...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (4): 6–11, 16.
Published: 01 July 2017
... resulted in disability ratings that were markedly lower than those obtained using the previous system. For decades prior to 2004, permanent disability (PD) benefits in California's workers’ compensation system had been determined by medical–legal evaluations by physicians who assigned actual...
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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (1): 4–5.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Guides ), Fifth Edition, particularly regarding apportionment analysis for impairment; the AMA Guides does not directly evaluate disability. Under the new California law, the following are clear: apportionment of permanent disability is based on a) causation and requires both the overall percentage...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (5): 12–15.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Steven D. Feinberg, MD This article describes special aspects of addressing and defining substantial medical evidence, causation, and apportionment in the California Workers' Compensation system. Substantial medical evidence is framed in terms of reasonable medical probability, and the opinion must...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (4): 3–5.
Published: 01 July 2017
... to the compromised assessment of impairment and disability? California's workers’ compensation system should be redesigned to encourage stakeholder behavior that facilitates restoration of function for injured workers rather than contribute to chronic pain and disability. If someone is injured, the goal should...
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Guides Newsletter (2013) 18 (2): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
... on permanent disability claimants from the California workers’ compensation system. In California, workers who do not completely recover from a work-related injury or illness can apply for permanent partial disability benefits. The amount of benefits that disabled workers are eligible for is directly tied...
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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (4): 1–5, 8-11.
Published: 01 July 2005
.... California's workers’ compensation system has undergone dramatic changes as a result of the implementation this year of California Senate Bill No. 899 (SB 899) 4 . One of the many effects of this law is the rating of disability now being based on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment...
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Guides Newsletter (1997) 2 (5): 7.
Published: 01 September 1997
..., with the ratings differing considerably. The difference between the lowest and the highest ratings assigned to the same case averaged 43%. This study was one factor in California revising its impairment rating system. Authors of the studies in West Virginia and Iowa surveyed physicians on their permanent...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (6): 1–4, 8.
Published: 01 November 2007
... for maximizing efficiency within a workers compensation system. Therefore, Hall's modified GAF has a clear advantage over the more subjective and less reliable traditional GAF, and clinicians who need to interact with the California system can benefit that system by using the modified approach. The editor...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (3): 10–14.
Published: 01 May 2016
...) swelling of the right wrist. In most jurisdictions, physicians should only rate impairment causally related to the subject injury or illness; for example, a physician would not assess impairment for a body part, organ system, or organ function unrelated to the injury. In California, if a physician...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2009
... is a physician assessment based on the use of a single standard, the Guides , which is based on a sophisticated consensus development process. The combined use of the California Permanent Disability Rating Schedule and the Guides should move the system toward one that promotes consistency, and hence fairness...
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Guides Newsletter (2010) 15 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2010
... (12%) conditions. The most commonly rated region at that time was the lumbar spine (17% of all cases). Higher error rates were seen with central and peripheral nervous system diagnoses (which included ratings for head injury and, in California, ratings given for sexual dysfunction and sleep...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (2): 13–16.
Published: 01 March 2009
... making physical or anatomical impairment ratings to the spine. California Fifth Edition CA Code of Reg. Title 8, Ch. 4.5 Sub Ch. 1 Art. 7 Schedule for Rating Permanent Disability, an impairment-based rating system which is based on the Fifth Edition and modifies ratings based on adjustments...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 2000
... distinguished scientific councils have prepared policy reports on this issue. The American Medical Association, 5 the California Medical Association Scientific Board, 6 the American College of Physicians, 7 the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, 8 and the American Academy of Disability...
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Guides Newsletter (2003) 8 (6): 4–6.
Published: 01 November 2003
... Labor Code §4660 Schedule for Rating Permanent Disability, an impairment-based rating system which additionally compensates for pain and loss of work capacity, is mandated by statute and incorporated into administrative law. Not anticipating use of Guides . www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/dwc_home_page.htm...
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Guides Newsletter (2004) 9 (4): 1–11.
Published: 01 July 2004
... changes are occurring in California as a result of workers' compensation reform and enactment of Senate Bill 899 on April 19, 2004. With this reform, California requires the use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition, as a component in determining permanent disability...
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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (6): 1–5.
Published: 01 December 1998
... be calculated separately and their whole person values combined using the Combined Values Chart in AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment . At present, no ideal system can rate impairment following MTBI, and physicians must thoroughly understand both the underlying disease process...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Christopher R. Brigham, MD; James Talmage, MD; Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD, JD; Patty Stevens Accurate, unbiased impairment ratings must follow the procedures and processes defined in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ). This Case Example from California in 2010...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (4): 4–7.
Published: 01 July 2007
...://cedaron.com/cedaron Disease / Test Relation Calculators http://wwwfammedouhsc.edu/robhamm/cdmcalc.htm#Disease DOC Finder http://wwwdocboard.org/docfinder.html EasyPD - California Schedule for Rating Permanent Disabilities http://wwweasypd.com EME International - Whole Person Technologies...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (6): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 1999
...Mohammed I. Ranavaya, MD, MS; James B. Talmage, MD Although several states use the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ) when they evaluate individuals with impairments and disabilities, various disability systems exist in the United States. Disability and compensation...