Guide for disability evaluation.
In the United States, roughly 49 million persons have physical or mental impairments that interfere with daily activities. An estimated 10.9 million persons, representing 6.6 percent of the working population, are unable to work. An additional 8.1 million persons are limited in the amount or type of work activity they can perform because of chronic health conditions.
Whether as the treating clinician, consulting clinician, or independent medical examiner, clinicians are often asked to determine impairment and disability. Impairment, which is defined as any marked loss or deviation in physiologic or psychological function or anatomic body part, may be temporary or permanent; progressive or static; and intermittent or continuous. With time, impairment may fluctuate or vary in severity.
In all cases, the disability evaluation should include a comprehensive clinical medical history and examination as well as appropriate standardize testing to confirm the medical diagnosis; assess the severity of the medical condition and of the resulting impairment; and describe the patient’s abilities, restrictions, and need for specific accommodation.
This 6th edition of AMA Guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment and disability is widely used basis for determining impairment and disability in State workers' compensation systems, federal systems, automobile casualty and personal injury across country.
Our medical software is the first 3D model for AMA Guides 6th edition.
According to AMA, this new AMA Guides 6th edition has been adopted by 22 States, 7 countries and Federal Department of Labor OWCP-workerscomp disability evaluation.
The Guides are often used to quantify the extent of injuries resulting from an automobile casualty or personal injury. Insurers may use an impairment rating/disability as one of the factors in determining the reserving or settlement value of a claim. Attorneys may use this to quantify the impact of an injury.
The Disability Technology Inc. software solution is a state of art software design. The software integrates the AMA guide tables, formulas, rules and procedures into an intuitive graphic user interface. The software calculator enables the user to point to an anatomic body region or part and immediately arrive at the appropriate computational section. The user simply inputs the range of motion or other examination and or lab results, and the software automatically calculates the specific impairment/disability as well as the whole body impairment rating.