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Commissioner to Study Impact of Switching to 6th Edition of AMA Guides

By Steve Nichols, News Contributor

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 1

Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Jeff Nelson announced plans to study the impact of using the latest edition of the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Nelson said last week during quarterly meetings with health care providers and insurance carriers that the study would assess the effects of moving to the sixth edition of the AMA Guides from the fourth edition currently in use. "A lot of other states have made this change, and we have not,” Nelson said. “We have been working with the fourth edition for quite s...

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