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Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook - Pain, Neurology, and Mental Disorders
The Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook-Pain, Neurology, and Mental Disorders is a learning tool to help evaluators understand the methodology and complexities of performing impairment evaluations based on the Pain, Central and Peripheral Nervous System, and Mental and Behavioral Disorders chapters in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Janet Thron at janet.thron@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5124.
Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook- Pain, Neurology, and Mental Disorders
Release date: November 19, 2013
End
date: December 31, 2015

This CME activity is to accompany the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition.

Objectives

  1. Apply the new methodology for impairment evaluations of pain, central and peripheral nervous system disorders, and mental and behavioral disorders as indicated in the Guides, Sixth Edition.  
  2. Summarize the new criteria for differentiators, including functional assessments, and how physical and mental examination findings and objective clinical tests are emphasized in the clinical assessment of pain, nervous system, and mental disorders. 
  3. Interpret individual variation and treatment effects in assessment of pain, nervous system, and mental and behaviorial related impairment. 
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to select the optimal diagnosis when more than one diagnosis can be used to describe a condition.

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of impairment evaluators to assist in understanding how to calculate impairment based on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. The activity must be used in conjunction with the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition and therefore does not stand alone.

Statement of Need
The purpose of this activity is to provide impairment evaluators with instruction on the appropriate use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition. It is intended that participants have read the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, Chapters One (Conceptual Foundations and Philosophy), Two (Practical Applications of the Guides), Three (Pain Related Impairment), Thirteen (The Central Nervous System), and Fourteen (Mental and Behavioral Disorders), to complete and effectively utilize this workbook.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: medical knowledge and patient care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will understand how to calculate impairments for Pain, Neurology, and Mental Disorders based on diagnosis, functional history, clinical studies, physical examination, and history of clinical presentation based on the principles presented in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Your CME Credit
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, you must; 1) view the sample questions and answers in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 40 out of 50 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation. 


CME Activity Pl
anning Committee
Nancy Baker - Manager, Books and Product Editorial Development and Production/AMA
Barry Bowlus - Former Senior Acquisitions Editor/AMA
Lauren Brody - Former Marketing Manager/AMA
Matthew Kremke - Director of Affinity Programs, AMA Solutions
 
Author
Richard T. Katz, MD - Professor of Clinical Neurology (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Disclosure Statement
In order to assure the highest quality of CME programming, and to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the AMA requires that all faculty and planning committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being presented. We therefore obtain a completed disclosure and attestation form to inform the participant of any pertinent relationships disclosed, provided here.

These materials have been peer-reviewed to ensure the continued scientific accuracy and medical relevance of information presented and its independence from commercial bias. The AMA has control over all final content.
 

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Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.
 

Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Janet Thron at janet.thron@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5124.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.

 


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