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AMA Guides Fifth Edition Figure 15-19: Strict or Alternative WPI Rating?
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Figure 15-19 on page 427 of the AMA Guides Fifth Edition has been frequently used by physicians to describe lumbar or cervical spine impairments based on the partial loss of function of a sub-region of the spine. This is due... Read More

AMA Guides Tip: Understanding the DRE Gap
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. There is significant confusion in the California workers' comp community about whether a spinal injury should fall into a DRE category I, II, or III. Carefully read the instructions in the AMA Guides Fifth Edition, Ch... Read More

  • Blog Post: AMA Guides Tip: Understanding the DRE Gap

    By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. There is significant confusion in the California workers' comp community about whether a spinal injury should fall into a DRE category I, II, or III. Carefully read the instructions in the AMA Guides Fifth Edition, Ch. 15, Sec. 15.3, p.383, where the authors distinguish...
  • Blog Post: AMA Guides Fifth Edition Figure 15-19: Strict or Alternative WPI Rating?

    By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Figure 15-19 on page 427 of the AMA Guides Fifth Edition has been frequently used by physicians to describe lumbar or cervical spine impairments based on the partial loss of function of a sub-region of the spine. This is due to the footnote under the drawing that states: “The...