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ODG's Removal From National Clearinghouse Raises Questions

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, June 24, 2016 | 1356 | 1 | 48 min read

Medical treatment guidelines used in workers’ compensation all claim to be evidence-based, but when it comes to defining what constitutes an evidence-based guideline, there’s not a consensus. Mary Nix It’s an issue that’s in the spotlight this week following an announcement that the National Guideline Clearinghouse, a program that catalogs medical treatment guidelines meeting certain standards, has dropped Work Loss Data Institute’s Official Disability Guidelines. ODG is used by workers’ comp systems in Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kansas and other states. Th...

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