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February 2023 Webinars

Feb 08, 2023
Webinar attendee

If you use the AMA Guides, you will want to attend these no-fee webinars.  Please join us. 


Date/Time: February 9 at 11:30 am ET (6:30 pm SAST)

Title: Industrial Application of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment

This webinar will particularly interest colleagues in South Africa (SA). Drs. Caswell Nkuna, a South African expert rater with extensive experience with the AMA Guides, will discuss how the AMA Guides are used in SA. It is imperative to know the broader use of the Guides in SA; they are not limited to the Road Accident Fund.

Please click here to register.


Date/Time: February 15 at 3:00 pm ET

Title: Understanding Expert Medical Opinions, IMEs, and Impairment Ratings

 Expert Medical Opinions (EMOs), Independent Medical Exams (IMEs), and Impairment Ratings (IRs): What are They, and Who Needs Them? Best In Class MD (BICMD) aims to improve the quality and appropriateness of care by ensuring that expert medical advice is at the center of care delivery. This webinar will call on an elite panel of experts to outline the difference between common tools used in medical management for workers' compensation: expert medical opinions, independent medical exams, and impairment ratings. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for a 20-minute Q&A segment. Registration is free and open to all, and a recording will be shared with those who register at the signup link.

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Date/Time: February 22 at 3:00 pm ET

Title: Ensuring Accurate Impairment Evaluations

Ensuring accurate impairment evaluations and associated ratings is critically important for all stakeholders involved in the workers' compensation, motor vehicle casualty, and personal injury fields. It is essential for the professional success of those performing the evaluations (e.g., physicians and other health care providers), those managing cases (e.g., attorneys and claims staff), and those injured and ill. 

As a result of participating in this dynamic virtual session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the severity of the problem.
  • Explain the return on investment (ROI) from assuring quality and accuracy.
  • Describe the problems commonly seen with ratings performed using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
  • Describe critical updates to the AMA Guides, including the 2023 revisions.
  • Discuss best practice approaches and most effective strategies, including steps needed for successful implementation and optimal outcomes of a systematic process.
  • Explain how to select the best resources to master the AMA Guides and essential medicolegal issues.

Please click here to register. 


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