Disability ratings are used to translate objective clinical findings into a percentage of the whole person. Typically, this number is used to measure the residual deficit, or loss a patient has from a medical problem; once that problem is at maximal medical improvement. This number is then used to help establish a monetary award to an injured party.
Our reports include an evaluation of medically defined and professionally appropriate measurements of impairment that include, but are not limited to: loss of range of motion, loss of strength, measured atrophy of tissue mass consistent with the injury, and any other measurements that establish the nature and extent of the impairment.
Our raters are certified by the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. AADEP is the premier organization that produces educational courses and products on such issues as the proper techniques to perform impairment ratings based on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. AADEP provides a mechanism for national certification of competence in disability management and impairment evaluation.
Our ratings utilize the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Six Edition.
Our goal is to provide an impairment rating that is authoritative, fair, and equitable to all parties.
Ratings are transparent, clearly stated, and reproducible.
The Sixth Edition is the latest Guides edition, which has been revised to include the latest scientific research and evolving medical evidence.
The Six Edition adopts a contemporary model of disablement; which is functionally based and internally consistent the fullest extent possible.