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20th annual educational conference

Rating Spine Impairments

This session will concentrate on how Disability Evaluation Unit raters look at spinal impairments for rating purposes.

Presenters: Joe Carranza and Annalisa Faina, Division of Workers’ Compensation

Rating Strategies & Senate Bill 863 issues

Rating examples will be utilized to discuss various rating issues and rating strategies concerning them. Examples will include upper extremity strength impairment, use of Almaraz/Guzman and a discussion of SB 863 including the new rating formula with the 1.4 modifier and rating issues relating to SB 863.

Presenters: Barry Knight, Division of Workers’ Compensation

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February 2013