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AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition

The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition is the latest standard in medical impairment rating, emphasizing the fundamental skills physicians need to evaluate and communicate patient impairments. 

Effective January 1, 2022, the American Medical Association (AMA) considers AMA Guides Sixth 2022 the most recent edition of the AMA Guides and most current version of AMA Guides Sixth Edition.

AMA Guides Sixth 2023 Public Comment Period Is Now Open
Proposals to update the AMA Guides Sixth 2023 are currently being considered by the Editorial Panel for adoption effective January 1, 2023. Learn more.


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