Determining Nature and Extent of Impairment or Disability – AMA Guides vs. “Knowledge, Training and Experience” (Track One – Practical Skills Track)

3:10 – 4:00 pm

Grand Ballrooms 4 – 6
Convention Level

Some jurisdictions have adopted a version of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, while others rely on the “knowledge, training, and experience” of medical experts. Which is better, and why? Rhode Island Judge Steve Minicucci moderates a panel discussion among workers’ compensation adjudicators from across the country, focusing on how impairment or disability is measured, and the rationale supporting the chosen measurement.

Honorable Steven Minicucci
Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court
Cranston, RI

Honorable Pamela Johnson
Tennessee Court of Compensation Claims
Knoxville, TN

Honorable Ferrell Newman
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission
Richmond, VA

Honorable David Torrey
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Pittsburgh, PA


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