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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (5): 11–15.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., ≥60° IR or 10° IR to ER = 0% UEI. This should be: ≥60° IR or 10° IR to ER = 10% UEI Second, the impairment rating using the Fourth Edition and Sixth Edition requested case resulted in the same total impairment. Case Example Bill Smith is a 54-year-old male. On May 3, 2017, he...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (2): 10.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Christopher R. Brigham, MD; Charles N. Brooks, MD; James F. Talmage, MD © 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2020 American Medical Association QUESTION: I practice in South Carolina and have been asked to convert an impairment rating (IR) of the cervical spine...
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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...
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Guides Newsletter (2010) 15 (3): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 91 93 100 Impairment Rating 98 98 91 86 82 60 58 42 0 1-(Impairment Rating) 2 2 9 14 18 40 42 58 100 (1-IR)/Extended FIM/112 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.6 1.0 Ideally, an impairment rating should reliably reflect a loss of function. 1...
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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...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Douglas W. Martin, MD; J. Mark Melhorn, MD; James B. Talmage, MD © 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2020 American Medical Association QUESTION: When performing an impairment rating (IR) for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), cubital tunnel, etc, I have always...
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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...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (4): 12–13.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... The decision eliminates the impairment-rating evaluation (IRE) mechanism under which claimants were assigned an impairment rating under the most recent edition of the AMA Guides . The AMA Guides periodically are revised to include the most recent scientific evidence regarding impairment ratings, and the AMA...
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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...
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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...