Impairment and Disability Rating Functional Capacity Exam - Naturopath

Independent Medical Exam 101

Independent Medical Exam (IME) Methodology and Procedures


1.0

  • Define an IME and identify key concepts
  • Comment on ideal qualifications of the examiner
  • Discuss IME methodology and procedures
  • Suggest a generalized report format and quality assurance
  • Discuss the job task analysis (ABFP) for the IME process

Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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$22.00 USD

Impairment 106
AMA Guides; 6th Edition; An Introduction

2.0

  • Develop a level of understanding of the evaluation criteria as it relates to the AMA Guides 6th edition
  • Identify the international impairment rating certification available through the American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP)
  • Discuss the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and its role in impairment evaluation
  • Explain the reasons for revision of prior approaches to impairment assessment
  • Describe how to determine diagnosis-based impairments, and make adjustments on the basis of the results of Functional History, Physical Examination, and Clinical Studies
  • Demonstrate the ability to score Functional Inventories (including the QuickDASH, Lower Limb Outcome Scale, and Pain Disability Questionnaire)
  • Explain why methods used in previous editions (such as spinal range of motion assessment and strength determination) are no longer determinates
  • Demonstrate the ability to rate most commonly rated disorders, including spinal pain, upper limb disorders (hand, wrist, elbow, shoulders and entrapments), lower limb disorders (foot / ankle, knee and foot), nervous system disorders, and pain
  • Discuss challenges and opportunities associated with this evolution in impairment assessment

Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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$42.00 USD

Impairment 105

AMA Guides; 5th Edition; Rating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


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  • Produce accurate impairment rating reports.
  • Identify AMA Guides the criteria for CTS
  • Develop a level of knowledge, comprehension, and understanding of the criteria used for rating CTS
  • Identify certain practices that lead impairment rating reviewers/auditors to question the credibility of reports or raters
  • Identify the commonly occurring errors seen in rating impairment due to CTS.

Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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$22.00 USD

Impairment 104

AMA Guides; 4th Edition; Writing Credible Impairment Rating Reports


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  • Identify some of the criteria used by formally trained forensic examiners
  • Identify certain practices that lead forensic examiners to question the credibility of reports or "IME providers"
  • Develop a level of knowledge, comprehension, and understanding of the criteria used by impairment rating reviewers
  • Identify certain practices that lead impairment rating reviewers/auditors to question the credibility of reports or raters
  • Encourage development and nurturing of skill sets when formulating an impairment rating based on evidence-based literature, science and AMA Guides 4th edition criteria
  • Identify action steps for minimizing risks when submitting an impairment rating report

  • NOTE: For States using Fourth Edition (including but not limited to TX)

Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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$22.00 USD

Impairment 103

AMA Guides; 5th Edition; Common Errors


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  • Identify some of the criteria used by formally trained forensic examiners
  • Identify certain practices that lead forensic examiners to question the credibility of reports or "IME providers"
  • Develop a level of knowledge, comprehension, and understanding of the criteria used by impairment rating reviewers
  • Identify certain practices that lead impairment rating reviewers/auditors to question the credibility of reports or raters
  • Encourage development and nurturing of skill sets when formulating an impairment rating based on evidence-based literature, science and AMA Guides 5th edition criteria
  • Identify action steps for minimizing risks when submitting an impairment rating report

  • NOTE: For States using Fifth Edition (including but not limited to CA and GA

Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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$22.00 USD

Impairment 102

AMA Guides; 5th Edition; Apportionment


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  • Develop a level of knowledge, comprehension, and understanding of the medicolegal system as it relates to apportionment
  • Minimize risks and failure risks when addressing the apportionment issue
  • Encourage development and nurturing of skill sets risks when addressing the apportionment issue based on evidence-based literature and science
  • Identify action steps for minimizing risks when addressing the apportionment issue

Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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$20.00 USD

Impairment 101

AMA Guides; 5th Edition; Measuring Spinal Range of Motion and Combined Value Chart


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  • Acquire additional skill sets in impairment and disability rating
  • Develop cognitive interpretive thinking in addressing impairment and disability issues
  • Expand the current knowledge base required by the AMA Guides 5th edition

Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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$22.00 USD