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by Kenneth Kingdon, JD.

12 Credit Hours - $279
Last revised: 02/14/2017

Course content © Copyright 2014 - 2019 by Kenneth Kingdon, JD. All rights reserved.


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AMA Companion Guides imageHow to Take this Book Course

This QME course is a little different from our other offerings.  For this course, you must first review the book: A Medical-Legal Companion to the AMA Guides Fifth by Kenneth Kingdon, JD.  The book can be purchased from several sources including Amazon, Kingdon, and elsewhere.  The book is also available in eprint from the AMA but this version cannot be printed. This course allows you to review valuable information about found in A Medical-Legal Companion to the AMA Guides, have an excellent resource book for your library, and receive 12 QME CE credits for reviewing the materials. To complete the course, simply review the book materials, take the test and purchase your CE certificate.  As with all of our QME courses, this material is approved for ALL disciplines. Also note that the help feature is not available on this course. However, the page in the book where the answer can be found is listed at the end of each question. 


Book Overview (From the Publisher)

New! In-depth analysis of the medicolegal issues surrounding the Guides  (5th Edition). Attain a comprehensive perspective of the medical and legal principles, considerations and controversies surrounding the Guides Fifth with this much-anticipated companion publication. A Medical-Legal Companion to the AMA Guides Fifth defines the practice of impairment assessment and is intended to set straight the abuses of interpretation. Authored and reviewed by physician and attorney experts, this companion approaches complex issues in a user-friendly way. Simplified and defined medical measurement techniques and concepts, and legal terminology and principles, make this publication relevant to physicians, attorneys, judges and claims professionals.



Hundreds of easy-to-understand examples and questions with detailed answers

Background information, including a history of the rating method, provides new and expert users with a complete Guides perspective

Legal tips and recommendations

Comparison of principles that fall within more than one chapter—makes sense of overlapping information

Tables, figures and text from the Guides Fifth are referred to, and cross referenced by page number

Chapter layout that mirrors the Guides Fifth for quick referencing

Review questions at the end of each chapter

Product Details

Paperback: 410 pages

Publisher: American Medical Association Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1603591982

ISBN-13: 978-1603591980

Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches


learning objectives

List and discuss the three approaches to rating

Explain the Combined Values Chart and Rule of 14

Explain the various ways in which pain is rated

Discuss an impairment rating for at least two organ systems

About the Author (From the web site)

Kenneth Kingdon was a reviewer for the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, and a reviewer for both the spine and lower extremities workbooks for the Sixth Edition. In addition to his publications and work with the American Medical Association and having testified as an expert witness on the AMA Guides, some of the seminars and classes he has spoken at include, Workcompcentral, the Insurance Educational Association, Farmers Insurance, The Loma Linda University Medical School Alumni Association, The Orange County Bar Assoc., The San Fernando Valley Bar Assoc., The San Bernardino County Bar Assoc., The California Workers Compensation Defense Attorneys Association, Latino Comp San Diego, the CAAA Palm Springs Chapter and Sedgwick CMS. Mr. Kingdon is a Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation by the State Bar of California. He was named as one of California's "Super Lawyers" in workers compensation, and he has worked as a Judge Pro Tem for the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.



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