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August 31, 2021

AMA Guides® Alert–AMA Guides Sixth 2022 update to focus on mTBI and spine

AMA Guides Sixth 2021 Implementation
On April 1, AMA Guides Sixth 2021 was released on AMA EdHub™. The AMA considers AMA Guides Sixth 2021 to be the most current version of AMA Guides Sixth as of July 1, 2021.

For 2022, the AMA Guides Editorial Panel is reviewing proposals to update the sections on spine and emotional and behavioral impairment associated with neurological disorders.

AMA Guides Sixth 2022
Conceptual Foundations and Philosophy (Chapter 1) and Practical Application of the Guides (Chapter 2) are being updated to describe the new evidence-based editorial process and approach to incorporate the most current science and evidence. These updates are intended to assist physicians in communicating with the legal community the science and evidence behind impairment ratings and reports. A public comment period is anticipated to begin in early September.

Become an AMA Guides Ambassador
Are you interested in championing adoption of the most current medicine in your state, jurisdiction or territory? The AMA Guides Team would love to hear from you. If you are interested, please email Amy Jenkins for more information.

Upcoming AMA Guides Editorial Panel meetings Sign up for invitations to virtually attend the AMA Guides Editorial Panel meetings. More information on the AMA Guides The AMA established the AMA Guides Editorial Panel to curate the best scientific evidence and medical knowledge to ensure delivery of fair and consistent impairment ratings. With the digitization of the AMA Guides to improve accessibility and ease of use, we’re committed to keeping you informed of developments and inflection points.

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