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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 (2013) 18 (6): 9.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 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 (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 (2016) 21 (3): 8–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
... premenopausal). Neurogenic sexual dysfunction is combined with other related impairments using the Combined Values Chart. Table 7-10, Criteria for Rating Permanent Impairment due to Vulval and Vaginal Disease (6th ed, 151) is used. There are four classes ranging from 0% to 20%. Only class 1 and class 2 have...
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Guides Newsletter (2004) 9 (4): 1–11.
Published: 01 July 2004
... time. 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...
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Guides Newsletter (2003) 8 (5): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 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 (1996) 1 (1): 2–4.
Published: 01 September 1996
... 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 (2000) 5 (1): 5–6.
Published: 01 January 2000
... related 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 Using the Combined...
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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (6): 1–5.
Published: 01 December 1998
... 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 and the...
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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 (2021) 26 (2): 13–17.
Published: 01 March 2021
...), modify the impairment rating first for the sensory loss and then for the motor loss. Step 6: Using the Combined Values Chart (6th ed, 604), combine the motor and sensory impairment ratings. The physician should have “precise knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 9–17.
Published: 01 January 2021
... from Chapter 18 for pain is often mathematically equivalent to a combined-values calculation after rounding to an integer value. However, the generalized combined-values equation or combined-values chart is the recommended approach in cases with a VSI rating greater than 25%, or if the WPI values...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (3): 8–13.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Reflex sympathetic dystrophy: changing concepts and taxonomy . Pain. 1995 ; 63 ( 1 ): 127 – 133 . 8. Allen G , Galer BS , Schwartz L . Epidemiology of complex regional pain syndrome: a retrospective chart review of 134 patients . Pain. 1999 ; 80 ( 3 ): 539 – 544 . 9...
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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 and...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (6): 7–9.
Published: 01 November 2020
...-person values from different body parts or organ systems are then combined using the Combined Values Chart in Appendix A (6th ed, 604). Box 1. DBI Method Summary for Musculoskeletal Chapters Determine the correct diagnosis. Choose the correct grid in the applicable chapter and find the...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (5): 3–11.
Published: 01 September 2020
...). Step 5. Identify the most severe cerebral impairment listed above. Combine the most severe impairment from categories 1 through 4 with any, or multiple, distinct neurologic impairments listed in Table 13-1 using the Combined Values Chart (p. 604). 1 Each of these five steps were reviewed...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (5): 3–7, 16.
Published: 01 September 2019
... by the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) ( WHO, 2001 ). In an increasingly global marketplace, this will support the movement toward a global standard and expectation of fairness in claim resolution. For a chart of state-by-state...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (4): 6–11, 16.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the CVC pursuant to specific state rules. The combined values chart (CVC) is provided to take into account the effect of “overlap” among injuries to multiple body parts for a single industrial injury. Use of the CVC also ensures that the final PD rating never “pyramids” beyond 100%. The...