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Impairment Rating Evaluation

Sep 21, 2015

Use of Sixth Edition of the Ama Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to Determine Impairment Rating under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act Declared Unconstitutional

Under Section 306(a.2) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, an employer may request an employee to submit to an Impairment Rating Evaluation (“IRE”). The Act provides that the degree of impairment shall be determined “pursuant to the most recent edition of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. » Read More