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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

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

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

Should California Switch to the AMA Guides Sixth Edition?
Posted on 12 Jul 2011 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. This is a no holds barred editorial commentary. It is not intended to be neutral but it is intended to be factual. We wrote this article to draw the line in the sand in California in the event there is any effort to impose... Read More