It is imperative that all impairment evaluations result in accurate, unbiased ratings. On February 12, 2019 we offered a webinar focusing on achieving accurate ratings.
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The goals of the webinar were:
- Explain why it is imperative to obtain accurate impairment ratings.
- Describe the magnitude of the problem and what causes erroneous ratings.
- Discuss the 3 step model of prevention of health problems and apply this to impairment ratings, including the ability to:
Step 1: Explain how to obtain quality impairment evaluations that are likely to result in correct ratings, including how to:
- select the most appropriate evaluator
- utilize published best practices for independent medical evaluations (IMEs)
- establish standards for the evaluators
- write an effective cover letter, and provide needed information
Step 2: Establish processes to identify erroneous impairment ratings, including:
- “red flags”
- use of technology to screen ratings
Step 3: Implement cost-effective approaches to manage erroneous impairment ratings, including how to:
- select and use appropriate professionals to review ratings
- correct a flawed rating
- have effective cross-examinations
- Identify resources to improve your knowledge and skills in impairment evaluation.
- Recommend specific action steps for their organization to improve the accuracy of impairment ratings.