Webinar II: Using the AMA Guides to Rate Shoulder, Arm, Elbow, Wrist, Hand and Conditions of the Upper Extremities


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

In part two of WSIA's series on rating exam, Dr. Edward Dagher will explore the issue of upper extremity impairment including shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands.

Participants will:

  • Understand upper extremity impairment rating for the shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist and hands.
  • Understand how conditions such as ulnar neuritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff syndrome and fusions impact the rating exam.
  • Understand the role that pain plays or doesn't play in determining impairment.
  • Understand the judgment needed to determine whether or not to do an IME, consult or rating exam.
  • Understand how the AMA Guides came to be used including its history and which version and what parts of the AMA guide are used in Washington to determine upper extremity impairment.
  • Understand the familiarity doctors ought to have in Washington with using the Guides to rate upper extremity impairment.
  • Understand proper use of the Guides.
  • Understand how to review an IME and when to request clarification.

About Dr. Dagher:

Dr. Dagher specializes in Physiatry and has been in active practice since 1998. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Dagher holds a number of different professional designations.

Continuing Education

2 credit hours for the Washington Workers' Compensation Professional (WWCP) designation have been awarded; CEU credits from L&I are pending application.

Interested in viewing in person?

Webinars I-IV will be broadcast from the WSIA office in Olympia
Registered participants are welcome to attend with Dr. Dagher live in our training room

Complete registration as normal, but e-mail Kari Heinold to reserve your seat at the office