A Case Study Identifying Rating Issues

A case will be examined that illustrates different rating issues and how these issues might be addressed. The issues will include choice of spine rating method and DRE category classification and appropriate use upper extremity strength impairment. Along the way rating mechanics and Almaraz/Guzman will be discussed. In other words the presentation will provide a good dose of basic rating mechanics along with a favorable addition of rating strategies.



  • Annalisa Becker, Division of Workers’ Compensation
  • Barry Knight, Division of Workers’ Compensation



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February 2017