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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (6): 7.
Published: 01 December 1998
...Christopher R. Brigham, MD Impairment values are more often combined than added, and the Combined Values Chart in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment can be used to calculate the combined value of two numbers. The values are derived from the formula A + B(1 – A) = the combined...
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Guides Newsletter (2012) 17 (2): 7–9.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Christopher R. Brigham, MD Evaluating physicians may need to account for the effects of multiple impairments using a summary value. In the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ), Sixth Edition, the Combined Values Chart provides a method to combine two or more...
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Guides Newsletter (2002) 7 (2): 1–4, 12.
Published: 01 March 2002
... values that should be combined and typically results in an inflated rating. The Combined Values Chart in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition, includes instructions that guide physicians about combining impairment ratings. For example, impairment values within a region...
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Guides Newsletter (1997) 2 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 1997
... percentages allow for pain that may accompany the impairing condition. If possible, the evaluator should remove a patient's protheses during evaluation. Physicians should consult the Combined Values Chart if the effects of treatment prevent adequate impairment management. A patient's decision to decline...
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Guides Newsletter (2013) 18 (6): 9.
Published: 01 November 2013
... or combined, particularly during the assessment of hand or limb injuries. Combining is accomplished by using the Combined Values Chart presented in the Appendix of each edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ). With a few exceptions, the general rule is that all...
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Guides Newsletter (1996) 1 (1): 2–4.
Published: 01 September 1996
... for the patient; multiply the graded percentage by the total motor impairment found in step two. Fourth, determine the total deficit for the nerve by combining the motor and sensory deficits using the Combined Values Chart. Fifth, combine the total nerve deficit with other appropriate impairments. A table...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (3): 8–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
... (if premenopausal). Neurogenic sexual dysfunction is combined with other related impairments using the Combined Values Chart. © 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2016 American Medical Association Impairment assessment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) using the Fifth or Sixth...
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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 (2000) 5 (1): 5–6.
Published: 01 January 2000
... to a combination of neurologic and urologic pathology, including pathology in the upper urinary tract, ratings from both sections can be combined using the Combined Values Chart. © 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2000 American Medical Association Impairment rating for conditions...
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Guides Newsletter (2004) 9 (4): 1–11.
Published: 01 July 2004
.... Evaluators should consider the effect of using the Combined Values Chart on the final assessment and must carefully distinguish factors that are combined vs those that are added or subtracted. A sidebar discusses important changes to the State of California's Workers’ Compensation. © 2004 American Medical...
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Guides Newsletter (2003) 8 (5): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2003
... be familiar with numerous relevant sections in Chapter 13, The Central and Peripheral Nervous System, as shown in a table in the article. Individual impairments can be combined using the Combined Values Chart in the AMA Guides . Also, the AMA Guides requires the examiner to grade mental status impairment...
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Guides Newsletter (2002) 7 (3): 8.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., proximal interphalangeal, and distal interphalangeal joints are in full simultaneous flexion, and it measures extension when all three joints are in full simultaneous extension. Based on an example and using the Combined Values Chart in the Fifth Edition and the traditional method (the only method allowed...
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Guides Newsletter (2004) 9 (1): 4–12.
Published: 01 January 2004
... American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2004 American Medical Association The order of combining does not matter when using one of the formulas. However, as stated, due to rounding in the Combined Values Chart such minor differences may occur depending on the numerical sequence chosen when...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (2): 9–12.
Published: 01 March 2008
... for problems with station and gait (9%), using the Combined Values Chart (5th ed, 604-606), there is a total of 34% impairment of the whole person. Combining this with the additional impairment related to problems with bladder dysfunction (9%), using the Combined Values Chart, there is a total of 40...
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Guides Newsletter (1997) 2 (1): 5.
Published: 01 January 1997
... person impairments are then combined using the combined values chart ( Mountain City, 252). The issue facing the court was what to do when the worker's injury was to both a scheduled and a non-scheduled body part. The Colorado statute was ambiguous on this point. The court held that: When...
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Guides Newsletter (2001) 6 (6): 11–14.
Published: 01 November 2001
... 40. Therefore, there would be a total of 30% impairment of the whole person for lack of sexual functioning. These are combined using the Combined Values Chart. Combining the rating of 60% for loss of bladder function with 50% for loss of bowel function, using the Combined Values Chart...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (5): 3–11.
Published: 01 September 2020
... System. The AMA Guides (5th ed, 306) states, “If impairments involve several nervous system areas (eg, the brain, spinal cord, and/or peripheral nerves), calculate separate whole person impairment ratings for each area and combine them using the Combined Values Chart (p. 604). As discussed...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (1): 15.
Published: 01 January 2009
... for this unusual situation must be fully explained in the report accompanying the rating. Multiple spine related impairments in different regions may be combined using the Combined Values Chart (page 604). Thus both a cervical spine diagnosis and a lumbar spine diagnosis may each be rated and the impairments...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (6): 10–12.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Clinical Evaluation Combined Values Chart Discussion Impairment Evaluation Impairment Rating (IR) IR Reports Reading all 600-plus pages of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides) , Sixth Edition, is not a practical endeavor, even for treating physicians...
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Guides Newsletter (2014) 19 (1): 13–15.
Published: 01 January 2014
...% and 2%, respectively, for a total of 3% UEI. The 3% is then combined with the 30% using the combined value chart (5th, 604) for a total of 32% UEI. Apportionment is indicated since the patient had 1% UEI for loss of supination and another 1 for loss of pronation preoperatively. The net impairment...