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American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP) popular

Location: http://www.aadep.org/

AADEP provides educational courses for medical professionals, the insurance industry, the legal field, and governmental organizations. AADEP courses deal with such issues as impairment ratings based on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, return to work evaluations, which place the injured person in a category based on...
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American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)

Location: http://www.abime.org/

The quality assurance organization that established standards of competency for physicians performing independent medical and disability examinations
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Disability Evaluation Under Social Security

Location: http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/index.htm

Evaluation process under Social Security to provide physicians and other health professionals with an understanding of the kinds of information a health professional can furnish to help ensure sound and prompt decisions on disability claims.
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disABILITY Information and Resources

Location: http://www.makoa.org/index.htm

Directory of Internet resources on disability subjects and products. These pages were created and are maintained solely by Jim Lubin, who is a C2 quadriplegic, completely paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe, using an keyboard/mouse emulator with a sip and puff switch to type...
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Disability information in South Australia

Location: http://www.dircsa.org.au/

Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC), the home of disability information in South Australia. When you need information on disability visit EnableNet the home of disability information on the Net
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Disability Management Institute

Location: http://www.disabilityinstitute.com/

The Disability Management Institute specializes in providing professional, personalized WCB, Short Term Disability, Weekly Indemnity and Long Term Disability claims management, early intervention and disability prevention services.
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Evaluation of the Injured Worker eMedicine PMR

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic169.htm

When treating an injured worker, the clinician must be aware of factors that can affect the duration and outcome of an injury. Addressing these factors results in more effective treatment and a more favorable outcome. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders occur when there is a mismatch between the physical requirements of the job...
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Impairment Rating and Disability Determination eMedicine PMR

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic170.htm

According to the fifth edition of the Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, published by the American Medical Association (AMA Guides), impairment is defined as “an alteration of an individual's health status; a deviation from normal in a body part or organ system and its functioning.” The World Health...
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Impairment Rating of Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions eMedicine PMR

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic220.htm

The impairment rating is an estimate of the severity of human impairment based on acceptable medical standards. Various reference books, including the AMA Guides, provide a standard method of analysis to evaluate, report on, and communicate information about impairments to any human organ system. According to the AMA Guides, impairment is...
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Medico-legal reasoning in disability assessment - a focus group study

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/8/335/abstract

Decisions on disability pensions are based, among others, on medical reports. The way these medical assessments are performed is largely unclear. The aim of the study was to determine which grounds are used by social insurance physicians (SIPs) in these assessments and to determine if the identification of these grounds...
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Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board

Location: http://www.wcbsask.com/

Workers' compensation is a no-fault system that protects employers and workers against the result of work injuries. The system has brought stability to the Saskatchewan workplace for over 70 years, providing coverage at a competitive cost and protecting workers and employers against the risks and uncertainties of litigation.
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University of Minnesota - Disability Services

Location: http://ds.umn.edu/

Services for Disabled people at UMN Twin Cities. Has a number of Disability Resources links
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Workers Compensation Board - Alberta

Location: http://www.wcb.ab.ca/home/

The Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) - Alberta is a not-for-profit organization legislated to administer the workers' compensation system for the province. Through the payment of premiums, 127,000 employers fund this no-fault system to provide compensation for workplace injuries and occupational diseases to over 1.65 million workers.
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Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

Location: http://www.wcb.mb.ca/

The workers compensation system is an injury and disability insurance system for workers and employers, paid for by employers. The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba was founded in 1916 with the passing of The Workers Compensation Act and officially opened in 1917. The program is the result of a Canadian...
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Workers Compensation System eMedicine PMR

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic168.htm

The workers compensation system is a form of social insurance that provides injured workers with medical care, income (or a percentage of income), and survivor benefits in cases of fatalities. The worker, in turn, waives the right to sue his or her employer under common law.
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