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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 Step 3 of the report process involves the third main section of the IR report, the discussion. In this section, the physician shows clearly, in terms that both medical and legal...
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2020
... considers this level of function to be reliable and consistent with examination findings, the final IR would also be 9% UE, and this should be explained in the context of the IR report. In summary, a Quick DASH score of >80 in an individual with a grade 3 level of impairment should not always...
Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (5): 11–15.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... First, Grade Modifier 3 (column 6) and the Internal Rotation (IR) (row 12) lists ≤20° ER = 8% UEI; this should be ≥20° ER = 8% UEI; and Grade Modifier 4 (column 7) and IR (row 12) lists: 20° to 50° IR = 6% UEI, ≥60° IR or 10° IR to ER = 0% UEI; this should be ≥60° IR or 10° IR to ER = 10% UEI. Second...
Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (3): 12–19.
Published: 01 May 2020
... underwent an impairment rating evaluation (IRE) pursuant to the AMA Guides, Fifth Edition, which determined that she had a 44% permanent impairment. Based on that IRE, a workers’ compensation judge (WCJ) modified the disability status from total to partial as of the date of the IRE. The Workers...
Robert D. Rondinelli, MD, PhD, Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD, JD, Mohammed I. Ranavaya, MD, JD, Christopher R. Brigham, MD
Guides Newsletter (2012) 17 (6): 1–9.
Published: 01 November 2012
... at the top, followed by muscle and tendon traumas, followed by ligament, bone, and joint conditions.) The first step in the impairment rating (IR) process, after determination of permanency at maximum medical improvement (MMI) , is to assign the diagnosis and pick the appropriate impairment class within...
Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (5): 3–8.
Published: 01 September 2016
... indicates total independence. Also, the study evaluated the amount of personal assistance needed by level of injury. “Exp” indicates the number of hours of personal assistance an expert panel assumed patients would need. “Med” indicates the median number of hours a patient actually received. “Data IR...
Guides Newsletter (2002) 7 (2): 7–10.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of Pennsylvania also uses impairment as a threshold to determine if an employee is totally disabled. With respect to injuries sustained on or after June 24, 1996, Act 57 requires employees who have received total disability benefits for 104 weeks to submit to an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) to determine...