AMA Analysis & Rating

B&B AMA Analysis & Rating
Ratings Services | Rating Referral Form | Contacts / Rating Specialists

2518 River Plaza Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 569-0790
(916) 973-1592 (fax)
ratings@bradfordbarthel.com

 

Bradford & Barthel, LLP, provides expert AMA Analysis & Rating Services to all workers’ compensation professionals.

 

Pricing:

  • Rating Only – One Rating String; up to 20 pages = $95 (flat rate)
  • All other ratings services = $250 per hour

 


 

We offer three levels of Rating Services:

 

1) Rating Only (Basic Service)

We rate the doctor’s report based on the WPI opinion provided by the doctor. We make corrections to any errors in the report regarding reading values from the Figures and Tables in the Guides; correct math and combining errors. We apply apportionment.

  • One Rating String; up to 20 pages = $95 (flat rate)
  • More than one Rating String and/or more than 20 pages = $250 per hour

 

2) Rating With Annotation (Intermediate Service)

We rate the doctor’s report based on the WPI opinion provided by the doctor. We correct any errors in the report regarding reading values from the Figures and Tables in the Guides; we correct math and combining errors. We apply apportionment.

With this intermediate/annotation service, we also provide a brief notation regarding the doctor’s WPI opinions, without complex detail or review. For example, we would rate a doctor’s assessment for right wrist motion impairment, and right grip loss, but include a notation that the instructions on page 508 of the Guides indicate that the use of grip strength with motion loss is likely improper.

  • All Rating With Annotation requests = $250 per hour

 

3) Full Analysis (Comprehensive Service)

This includes a detailed review and discussion of each impairment assessment offered by the doctor(s). Clinical findings documented in the medical report are correlated with instructions, Figures, and Tables in the Guides; applicable instructions from the Guides are referenced.

TWO Sets of Ratings are provided: 1) based on the doctor’s recommendations; 2) a second rating based on our critical review is provided for comparison.

  • A Full Analysis Rating Service = $250 per hour

 


 

Why Do We Provide This Service?

  • You have the right to an accurate level of PD using ‘standard’ AMA Guides rating.
  • You must know the ‘standard’ rating before you can determine if the Almaraz/Guzman decisions can be applied.

Based on our review, the doctors are incorrect about 80% of the time. The American Medical Association has indicated a similar number in their reviews.

Do you have the time to review a report? Complex reports can take several hours to review.

 

Additional Services:

  • Assist with cross examination preparation
  • Provide reserve consultation, even before P&S
  • Assist in preparation of Doctor letters
  • Address Life Time Benefit calculations, to include COLA projections
  • Answer your questions by phone or email – free!
  • SAVE YOU MONEY

 

Please contact us for the above services.