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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...
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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 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2020
... 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 “automatically” be considered unreliable, based on the circumstances...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (3): 12–19.
Published: 01 May 2020
... reinstatement of total disability benefits as of June 20, 2017, the date Protz II was issued; instead, court holds that, where a prior modification to partial disability based upon an IRE went unchallenged, reinstatement is proper as of the date the reinstatement petition is filed, so long as the claimant can...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (5): 3–8.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the median number of hours a patient actually received. “Data IR” is the range of hours of care received by persons who were evaluated. A third key resource is the actual costs of SCI care gleaned from the Model Spinal Cord Injury Center database. 7 There is ample “real-world” literature...
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Guides Newsletter (2012) 17 (6): 1–9.
Published: 01 November 2012
... disability for any individual with a health condition, disorder, or disease, as illustrated in Figure 1 . 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...
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Guides Newsletter (2002) 7 (2): 7–10.
Published: 01 March 2002
... 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 the degree of impairment from which they continue to...