ABIME Certification Review and AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition

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Brian Maddox Posted At 11:02:03 07/19/2001
ABIME Certification Review and AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition
Training Course

Seattle September 22-23, 2001

Program Chairman: Mohammed I. Ranavaya, M.D., M.S., FRCPI, FFOM, FAADEP
Co-chair: Thomas A. Beller, MD, CIME, FAADEP

Day 1
6:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. Welcome & Introduction and Review of course objective
Mohammed I. Ranavaya, M.D., M.S., FAADEP

Disability Medicine and the Law
An overview of dealing with the legal system professionally and ethically.

7:45 a.m. A basic overview of Disability and Compensation systems and the Law
9:00 a.m. Medicolegal considerations for Independent Medical Examiners.
A review of the role of various key players and their games.

10:00 a.m. Morning Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. How to swim in deep waters with big sharks and stay alive.
Essential deposition skills for Independent Medical Examiners.
11:15 a.m. Mock exam questions and answers. Test your knowledge and skills

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn with faculty-Case presentation
(continue learning with case presentation while you eat)

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th edition

1:00 p.m. Transition from 4th to 5th Edition.
Introduction to Key Revisions and changes in the 5th Edition of the AMA
Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
1:30 p.m. Key Concepts in chapter 1 and 2
Philosophy, appropriate use and Practical application of the AMA Guides

2:15 p.m. Beyond Musculoskeletal Systems
Impairment Evaluation of Other Systems
AMA Guides 5th Edition, Chapters 3-12

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Mock exam questions and answers. Test your knowledge and skills
4:15 p.m. The Nervous System, Chapter 13

5:00 p.m. Mental and Behavioral Disorder, Chapter 14

5:45 p.m. Mock exam questions and answers. Test your knowledge and skills

6:00 p.m. Adjourn

DAY 2

6:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. Spine impairment Rating, Chapter 15, With Case Presentation

8:30 a.m. The Upper Extremities Impairment Rating, Using the 5th Ed. (Chap.16)

9:45 a.m. Lower Extremities Impairment Rating, Using the 5th Ed. (Chapter 17)

10:30 a.m. Morning Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. Impairment Rating for Pain, Using the 5th Ed (Chpt.18)

11:30 a.m. Mock exam questions and answers. Test your knowledge and skills

11:45 a.m. An Introduction to the scope of the ABIME Examination

12:15 p.m. Basic Statistics, epidemiology, toxicology and other general issues on exam.

1:00 p.m. Adjourn

Total CME hours: 15


COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course is specifically designed to educate and prepare physicians in the use of the AMA Guidelines to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th edition with general comparisons to 4th edition.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants should be able to:
Describe the knowledge content related to the A MA Guides 5th edition.
Discuss recent developments in the A MA Guides 5th edition
Explain the main differences between the A MA Guides 4th and 5th edition
Differentiate symptoms, pathology, impairment, function and disability
Explain the fundamentals of quality disability evaluation services
Relate clinical data to case issues
Discuss skills needed to select and perform evaluations
Perform musculoskeletal permanent impairment ratings according to the AMA Guides 5th edition to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
Utilize skills to perform complex case evaluations of musculoskeletal pain disorders
Explain the use of other chapters of the AMA Guides
Define the steps needed for in your practice to implement the use of the AMA Guides 5th edition.

Practical Objectives

Perform impairment evaluations according to the AMA Guides 5th edition.
Demonstrate skills in evaluating complex cases
Evaluate and manage difficult impairment evaluations patients
Perform excellent independent medical evaluations
Provide IME services and serve as an expert medical witness
Improve the quality of medical reports

COURSE FACULTY PROFILE

Mohammed I. Ranavaya, M.D., M.S., FACPM, FAADEP, CIME
Mohammed I. Ranavaya, MD, MS, FRCPI, FFOM, FACPM, FAADEP,CIME is a Professor of occupational and environmental medicine at the Marshall University School of Medicine in West Virginia and is Board Certified specialist in occupational and environmental medicine. Dr. Ranavaya also currently serves as the Director of the Appalachian Institute of Occupational & Environmental Medicine in West Virginia.

Dr. Ranavaya has performed several thousand independent medical evaluations and is an internationally recognized expert on AMA Guides and has taught globally over ten thousand physicians skills for performing independent medical evaluations and how to be more effective in the use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

Dr. Ranavaya has authored several chapters in various books on Disability Medicine and numerous articles regarding AMA Guides, disability guidelines and independent medical evaluations, etc. Dr. Ranavaya served as the chair of the editorial board of the Medical Disability Advisor, a book on workplace disability duration guidelines for various injuries and diseases. He served on the senior editorial advisory committee of the AMA Guides 5th edition and is a contributor to the AMA Guides 5th edition. He is Editor in chief of the journal Disability Medicine and serves on editorial board of the AMA Guides newsletter.

Dr. Ranavaya is the past President of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. He is one of the founding fathers of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) and has helped develop the certifying exam for physicians seeking credentials as certified independent medical examiners.

Dr. Ranavaya can be reached via Email: mranavayamd@newwave.net
PHONE: (304) 855-8605 Fax: 304-855-9442

Thomas Beller M.D., FAADEP, CIME, Course CO-Director,
is board certified in internal and pulmonary Medicine and has served as a lead faculty for numerous prestigious continuing medical education programs.. Dr. Beller is the chairman of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners and is the Past President of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians

Frank Jones M.D., CIME, is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon and is a specialist in hand surgery. He is one of the authors of AMA Guides 5th edition.

John Pro M.D., CIME, is board certified in Psychiatry. Dr. Pro has lectured nationally on the issues of psychiatric impairment and disability evaluations.

Henry Roth M.D., is a pioneer in the field of disability medicine and has lectured extensively on issues of Independent Medical Examinations, disability management and rehabilitation of injured workers.

Brian Maddox
Executive Director
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)
Ph 800-234-3490 or 847-277-7902
Fax 847-277-7912 see www.abime.org
111 Lions Drive, Suite 217
Barrington, IL 60010-3175

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