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