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June 14, 2022

AMA Guides Public Comment Period Open

Proposals to update the AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment are being considered by the AMA Guides Editorial Panel for adoption, with an effective date of January 1, 2023. Specific topics addressed include spine impairment, upper extremity range of motion, and editorial changes to ear nose and throat. Proposals build upon the update to the sixth edition issued in 2022.

Interested parties and organizations who utilize the AMA Guides are invited to participate in the process to comment on the proposed changes to the medicine and impairment ratings.  The AMA Guides Editorial Panel will consider all available information and comments prior to adopting these changes as part of AMA Guides Sixth 2023.

The public comment period is June 1- July 15, 2022.
For more information on how to participate and to begin the request process, please visit

The AMA Guides Editorial Panel is comprised of knowledgeable physicians, allied health professionals and regulatory and legal advisors to deliver timely enhancements to the AMA Guides reflecting current evidence-based medical practice.