Can somebody tell me which AMA manual work comp doctors use to determine disability.thank you

Asked about 3 years ago - Long Beach, CA

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    Answered . It depends what state you're in.

    In California, we use AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition.

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    Answered . Most doctors use the 6th edition although the ratings are generally lower than the previous editions.

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    Answered . The most current one if looking at it today; or the one in effect at the time of review.

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    Answered . There are currently 6 editions of the AMA guides. California currently subscribes to the 5th edition and therefore those guidelines would apply to your case.

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