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Texas Appeals Panel Decision No. 100111 – Impairment Rating

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford In Appeals Panel decision No. 100111, t he Designated Doctor certified maximum medical improvement using range of motion. The Designated Doctor applied the wrong upper extremity impairment due to external rotation using Figure 38, page 3/45. The Designated...

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...

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...