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Understanding the AMA Guides in Workers Compensation
Understanding the AMA Guides in Workers Compensation
   
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins MedeTrac Price
ISBN: 9780735574274 $312.55
Item: ASP4274
Format: Updateable
Availability: In stock
Retail Price: $329.00
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Understanding the AMA Guides in Workers' Compensation delivers the concise, jargon-free information you need to prepare any case with confidence - and the courtroom-tested tactics to help you win it. Whether you're new to workers' compensation cases or a long-time practitioner, this expertise-filled resource will be an invaluable time and work-saving tool in every case involving the AMA Guides.

In easy-to-follow language, Understanding the AMA Guides in Workers' Compensation brings you up to speed with a review of essential concepts... complete coverage of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Edition of the AMA Guides ...and a focus on the key changes.

This resource is an arsenal of ready-to-use tools, techniques, and tips to help you build a better case from start to finish, including:

  • Expert insight on how physicians should reach impairment ratings - and how to spot mistakes that may compromise up to 80% of all ratings, according to one study
  • Case-tested guidelines for using the AMA Guides to prepare client and physician testimony
  • Sample proofs that illustrate how permanent impairment can be established for various injuries
  • A cross-examination guide that shows how to pick apart an opposing physician's credibility, including word-for-word cross-examinations from real cases
  • Dozens of questions to confound opposing witnesses - including case-clinchers like "The Ten Most Difficult Cross-Examination Questions"
  • Convenient digests of federal and state statutes and case law decisions that put a wealth of legal background at your fingertips

Understanding the AMA Guides in Workers’ Compensation has recently been updated to include:

  • The practical and legal implications of the AMA's 52-page Corrections and Clarifications to the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides
  • A chapter-by-chapter analysis and guide to the significant changes under the Corrections and Clarifications to the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides
  • The legal ramifications of a rating physician's failure to cite with specificity how the impairment rating under the Guides was arrived at
  • How to use the fact that the claimant is not at Maximum Medical Improvement to maintain benefits for a claimant
  • How far an examiner may deviate from the Guides when evaluating CRPS-1
  • The effect of a rating physician's failure to use "magic words"
  • The legal effect of a physician's use of the wrong edition of the Guides
  • The permissibility of using impairment percentages from the Neurological Impairment Chapter where the 4th Edition of the Guides does not provide impairment percentages for mental impairment
  • The permissibility of using impairment percentages from the 2nd Edition of the Guides where the 4th Edition does not provide impairment percentages for mental impairment
  • How to handle a situation where the claimant is eligible for a scheduled award and is rateable under the Guides
  • When an examiner is legally permitted to use the range of motion model for spinal impairments under the 4th Edition
  • How closely an examiner must follow the AMA Guides to have a supportable rating
  • How to rate conditions not addressed in the AMA Guides
  • The ramifications of a physician making a mistake in an impairment rating