AMA Guides: 5th edition

book cover: AMA Guides, 5th edition
AMA Guides, 5th ed. Click cover to purchase in the AMA store.

Resources

FifthEdition.com — extensive resources for learning and using the Fifth Edition.

ImpairmentCheck — 24/7 expert guidance on impairment ratings.

The Fifth Edition, published in 2000, was nearly twice the size of its predecessor, provided more-detailed directives in all chapters, and modified the approaches used for spinal impairment evaluation by providing guidance on choice of the rating method and providing ranges for Diagnosis-Related Estimates (DRE) categories.

The Fifth Edition is used in California, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Vermont, and Washington.

AMA Guides, overview