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Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule 2018 Review

Published on: November 07, 2019

On October 23, 2019 the Board of Directors approved amendments to the Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule (PDES) in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II to, to update conditions to ensure the PDES reflects best practices for assessment and diagnosis.

The amendments include:

  • Setting the rating for comminuted calcaneal fractures at 7%;
  • Clarifying ratings for nerve root and peripheral nervous system conditions affecting part of the nerve’s distribution; and
  • Making minor editorial changes.

The amended policies apply to all decisions made on or after December 1, 2019.

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