WI Worker's Compensation: Permanent Partial Disability
The worker's compensation system is an evolving system and many physicians do not know how to find resources to help them navigate the system. Many physicians are not aware of the protocol of treating patients covered in the workers’ compensation system most specifically in the permanent partial disability arena.
This course focuses on PPD in workers compensation which is a permanent partial disability. That means the employee does not have the same function to the injured body part that he had prior to the injury, and the employee is not expected to regain the pre-injury function in the future.In other words, that body part will not ever be the same. The degree of permanent partial disability or disability rating, is determined by the medical doctor that has been treating the injured worker and is not based on the worker’s opinion.
If you have any questions on the course content, feel free to contact Jean Wiza, Workers Compensation Specialist, at Jean.Wiza@aurora.org
Primary Care Physicians, Occupational Medicine, Emergency Department Physicians Chiropractors, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management, APP’s
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Recognize what a PPD determination means for a Worker’s Compensation patient
- Assess when PPD needs to be assigned to a patient
- Describe how to accurately assign PPD
Jean Wiza, Workers Compensation Specialist
MaryJo Capodice, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
Terry Frederick; Advocate Aurora Health
The planners and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed.
Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 AttendanceAttendance Credit
This course is available to Aurora Health Care providers (employed and independent) and caregivers only.
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