This 6 hour course is designed to familiarize the field practitioner with the use of the American Medical Association’s “Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment”, 6th Edition and will include the instruction of independent medical examinations (IME’s), expert witness preparation and testimony, documentation, etc. The lecture series will enable the physician to properly evaluate a patient’s functional impairment and produce an accurate impairment evaluation. This course provides each physician the various orthopedic and neurologic procedures needed to obtain an exact, objective numerical value when evaluating.
- Discussion for physicians performing medical impairment ratings and disability evaluations and answers most asked questions
- Describes the process of independent medical evaluation with respect to physician examination and reporting requirements
- Reviews common assessment tools for medical impairment rating and work disability determination
- Demonstrates the development of a model guideline for life care planning for the disabled
- Illustrations of evaluation techniques provide graphic explanation of important concepts.