Medical Advisory Board

Fred H. Olin, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

John M. Mendez, MD

    Internal & Occupational     Medicine

Paul R. Pirruccello, DC,     DABCO

For helpful information about the AMA Guides 6th Edition please read:

AMA Guides 6th Ed–The Next Frontier

How to use the 6th Edition

Understanding the 6th Ed

They are excellent resources written by our expert IR doctors.

Welcome to AAEME, a division of EME International. Here you will find information regarding our Impairment Rating Certification testing for the AMA Guides 4th & 5th & 6th Editions and the state of Nevada.

As doctors continue to submit erroneous Impairment Ratings costing insurance companies millions of dollars, the insurance industry will search out doctors that can prove they are knowledgeable in this field. Eventually they will send IR business only to those doctors that become Certified Impairment Rating Specialist™, or CIRS™.

AAEME offers the CIRS™ 4th, 5th & 6th for physicians who wish to perform accurate impairment ratings on injured workers using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th, 5th or 6th Edition.

The American Academy of Expert Medical Evaluators (AAEME) helps doctors specialize in providing expert medical evaluations for Impairment Ratings. Over 41 states require that the AMA Guides be used in the final report for workers compensation. The Federal Government requires the use of the 6th as well as Longshoreman Act and many countries across the globe such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and more. With the advent of global industry, the AMA Guides has become the standard by which most insurance companies and countries use in the final outcome of cases.

Education is only one avenue to help the doctors attain expertise in this area. The second and more conclusive process is through IR testing and certification to substantiate the doctors understanding and competence in the use of the AMA Guides.