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February 2020

Webinar: The Art of Avoiding Surprises: A Practitioner’s Guide to Substantial Evidence and the WCAB’s Power to Develop the Record

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Don’t be caught by surprise! Have you had a case where you were certain you would have a “take nothing,” just to have the Board find you did not have substantial evidence? Worse yet, then you have to explain to your client why the Board is ordering additional medical reports.

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Webinar: From Head to Toe, Rating all parts of the Body with the AMA Guides; The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems (Part 2 of 8)

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 Hour Participatory MCLE Credit; 1 Legal Specialization in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance to participate. Did you know that Workers with cardiovascular diseases and the disputable heart presumptions under LC § 3212 can be rated under both Chapters 3 & 4? Do you know the new hypertensive guidelines from the American Heart Association? This webinar will discuss cardiovascular impairments and the new hypertension guidelines from the American Heart Association. In addition, the presentation…

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March 2020

Webinar: From Head to Toe, Rating all parts of the Body with the AMA Guides; The Digestive System, Urinary & Reproductive System and Skin Disorders (Part 3 of 8)

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE; 1 Legal Specialization in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance to participate. This presentation will discuss chapters 6, 7 & 8 of the AMA Guides, the Digestive System, Urinary & Reproductive System and Skin Disorders chapters. Digestive System topics will include the Upper Digestive Tract, Colon & Rectum & Hernias.Urinary & Reproductive System topics will include the Upper Urinary Tract, Bladder and Male Reproductive System.Skin Disorder topics will include Disfigurement, Scars and Skin Grafts, Dermatitis…

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April 2020

Webinar: From Head to Toe, Rating all parts of the Body with the AMA Guides; Ear, Nose, Throat, The Visual System, and Central and Peripheral Nervous System (Part 4 of 8)

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Disability Unit Manager Barry Knight as he discusses the mechanics of hearing impairment form AMA Guides Chapter 11 including facial cosmetic, mastication, speech, taste and smell.  Mr. Knight will also address visual acuity, visual field, and visual adjustments from chapter 12 and explain how those impairments are integrated into an overall visual system.  

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May 2020

Webinar: From Head to Toe, Rating all parts of the Body with the AMA Guides; The Endocrine System, Mental and Behavioral Disorders and The Spine (Part 5 of 8)

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE; 1 Legal Specialization in Workers’ Compensation Law. You must register in advance to participate. This discussion will cover Chapters 10, 14 and 15 of the AMA Guides. Chapter 10 will focus primarily on diabetes mellitus while Chapter 14 will cover the Mental and Behavioral Disorders and the criteria for rating psychiatric disorders using the GAF scale. This presentation will address why there are two methods provided in Chapter 15 for rating spinal injuries, when to choose one…

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June 2020

Webinar: From Head to Toe, Rating all parts of the Body with the AMA Guides; The Hematopoietic System and Upper Extremities (Part 6 of 8)

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

DEU Rater Travis Tucker will cover Chapters 9 and 16 of the AMA Guides. Chapter 9 will cover impairments of the hematopoietic system including HIV, thrombotic disorders, anemia, and blood cell disease.

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July 2020

Webinar: From Head to Toe, Rating all parts of the Body with the AMA Guides; The Lower Extremities and Pain Chapters of the AMA Guides (Part 7 of 8)

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The AMA Guides 5th Edition Chapter 17 is primarily focused on establishing Whole Person Impairment for the Lower Extremities.

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August 2020

Webinar: From Head to Toe, Rating all parts of the Body with the AMA Guides; Case Law and Controversies (Part 8 of 8)

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We will look at criteria that is required to perform an Almaraz/Guzman analysis, and whether a failure to satisfy those criteria can be overcome. Various Almaraz/Guzman techniques will be examined, including criteria required for adding versus combining impairment ratings, and rating by analogy.

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