Cost Increase for PPD Evaluations

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Effective February 1, 2011, the cost of a permanent partial disability evaluation and report will be $673.12. The cost is set by the Division of Industrial Relations. If more than two body parts are evaluated by the rater, an additional $224.80 is added. This cost is the same regardless of whether it is the insurer or the injured worker who is paying for the rating evaluation. That means that injured workers should have a good understanding of how the AMA Guides to Evaluation to Permanent Impairment are applied before jumping to the conclusion that the percentage of impairment offered by the insurer is incorrect.

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