Implementation of the New AMA Digital Guide Used for Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI) Ratings
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $25.00
As of July 1, 2021, Illinois physicians who perform permanent partial impairment (PPI) ratings on Illinois Workers’ Compensation Cases will be required to use the new American Medical Association (AMA) digital Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. As of April 1, 2021, the AMA Guide Sixth 2021 is only available online. Pursuant to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCA) 820 ILCS 305/8.1(b) statue, physicians who author PPI reports must use the most current edition of the AMA “Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment” to determine the level of impairment.
As the AMA Guides are now only available online, Illinois physicians will require training on the new electronic version. This program will explain how Illinois physicians will utilize the new electronic version, which will be updated.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Utilize the AMA PPI rating using the new Digital version
- Understand what changes are in store in performing AMA PPI ratings in Illinois with the advent of the AMA Guides Sixth 2021 Digital version
- Communicate the changes to the rating system and recognize that the AMA Digital Guides will be forever changing and evolving
- Understand the potential financial impact of the Digital AMA Guides on permanency awards
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
David Fletcher, MD
Robert E. Maciorowski, JD
David B. Menchetti, JD
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit