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Activity-Related Soft Tissue Disorders (ASTDs) of the Limbs

Published on: November 07, 2019

On October 23, 2019, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item #27.00, Activity-Related Soft Tissue Disorders (ASTDs) of the Limbs of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.

Amendments include providing direction when adjudicating ASTD claims where the condition may be either an injury or a disease, and further emphasizing the importance of considering all of the relevant ASTD risk factors in a particular case, and for the Board to base its decisions on the merits and justice of the case.

The new policies apply on or after February 1, 2020.

You may also review the complete Resolution.