1-20 of 327 results of

Disability

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Close Modal
Sort by
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 7–8.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Steven D. Feinberg, MD; Christopher R. Brigham, MD; Charles N. Brooks, MD Assessment of impairment and disability experienced by patients with chronic pain is challenging. The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides) assesses impairment primarily based on objective findings...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (4): 3–14.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Garson Caruso, MD, MPH; Les Kertay, PhD Part two of this two-part article on psychological factors in delayed and failed recovery and resultant unnecessary work disability (DFRUD) considers both conceptual and practical interventions, including specific evaluation and treatment methods. The authors...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (6): 3–6.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Steven D. Feinberg, MD, MPH Many states have benefit programs (e.g., special fund, second injury fund, subsequent injuries fund, special disabilities trust fund) for people with significant pre-existing impairment and/or disability who are injured. Each fund has different rules and regulations...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (3): 3–9.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Garson Caruso, MD, MPH; Les Kertay, PhD The first part of this two-part series discusses psychological influences in delayed and failed recovery and resulting unnecessary work disability; the second part discusses theoretical and practical aspects of the issue, including evaluation and treatment...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (2): 15.
Published: 01 March 2019
... © 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2019 American Medical Association Caruso G. Biopsychosocial Considerations in Unnecessary Work Disability. Psychol In and Law, 2013, 6:164-182x Abstract: The current definition and management of medical conditions causing...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (6): 7–9.
Published: 01 November 2020
... , Fifth Edition, in which its impairment rating methodology is based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. Impairment rating is but one of several determinants of disability, and the one most amenable to physician...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 3–8.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Marcos Iglesias, MD Many physicians were not formally trained in the evaluation and management of disability and must understand the language of disability, how disability is evaluated, what to expect from a medical evaluation, and how to communicate effectively to achieve the best outcomes. The...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (3): 12–19.
Published: 01 May 2020
... “most recent edition” of the AMA Guides when determining partial disability entitlement under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. An attempted solution was passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and was signed into law Act 111 on October 24, 2018. Although it affirms that the AMA Guides...
Images
Relationship Between BMI and Claim Cost and <b>Disability</b> Duration  24
Published: 01 September 2019
FIGURE 4 Relationship Between BMI and Claim Cost and Disability Duration 24 More
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (2): 18–19.
Published: 01 March 2021
... difficult to determine whether the reported symptoms with prolonged walking are valid. However, given the tear this is possible. Yet many athletes sustain tendon and muscle strains (ie, tears detected by MRI) and are temporarily disabled from their sports but return to play without sequela. Impairment...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 2021
... disabilities after COVID-19 have also been reported in patients with milder illness, including outpatients. 7 Some of the persistent symptoms that have been reported include fatigue, joint pain, chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, and worsened quality of life. 8 In addition, psychological...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (5): 12–15.
Published: 01 September 2020
... cause of the disability. © 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2020 American Medical Association Apportionment California Workers' Compensation Causation Code Section 11135 Code Section 4663 Substantial Medical Evidence Trier of Fact It is imperative for...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 9–17.
Published: 01 January 2021
... stronger magnifiers and other adaptive devices plus behavioral strategies can decrease the level of disability, even though the measured impairment is in a range at or just above the US “legal blindness” threshold of 20/200 or worse best-corrected visual acuity in the better seeing eye, or a combination of...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (6): 13.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... © 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2020 American Medical Association Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) In assessing permanent impairment, it is essential to first determine if the individual is at maximum medical improvement...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (2): 9.
Published: 01 March 2020
... assessment may include other practitioners, eg, psychologists and chiropractors. Depending on the referral request, the IME typically discusses disability (the definition depends on the local jurisdiction) based on deficits in the person's activities of daily living. In the IME, the evaluator may be asked to...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Canada, certain European countries, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and Southern Africa, as well as by the United Nations. When the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, adopted the terminology and conceptual framework of disablement developed by the World Health Organization, this paradigm shift let to an...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2020
... authors and editors, a Quick DASH score of >80 was determined to be very unusual and thus likely to represent symptom magnification and not true impairment or disability. However, when considering an individual who has a grade 3 level of impairment (albeit rare and advanced) due to entrapment or...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 8–11.
Published: 01 July 2020
... exposure or series of exposures was the cause of the need for treatment, death, or disablement (time away from work or limited work capacity)? Causation may be difficult, and in this circumstance harder, because of the lack of accurate information concerning meeting some of the criteria established...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2020
... disability and return to work. They state that based on prior experience with other similar viral illnesses, patients who recovered without hospitalization will generally be adequately recovered from post-infection fatigue and ready to return to work after 2 to 3 weeks. This is about the time when some...
Newsletter Articles
Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (4): 15–16.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Les Kertay, PhD; Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD, JD; Mark H. Hyman, MD, eds.; David Torrey; WC Judge 2. According to the authors, “Since 1985 the number of individuals receiving public disability benefits has nearly tripled, to almost nine million. … Put simply, there is an epidemic of...