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AMA Guides Sixth 2021: Why Mental and Behavioral Health Updates Are Important

Learning Objectives
1. Describe the new terminology and process related to the 2021 AMA Guides updates
2. Identify how mental and behavioral impairment ratings and independent medical examinations are impacted by these updates
3. Recognize the change from DSM-IV to DSM-5 terminology and methodology
4. Discover new editions of Assessment Tools and Tests
0.25 Credit CME

Discover what mental and behavioral health updates are being made to the AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment in 2021. This course will review why these updates are important and how they effect you. We will dive into the change from DSM-IV to DSM-5 terminology and methodology, descriptions of Malingering and Motivation, newer editions of assessment tools and tests, and how mental and behavioral impairment ratings and independent medical examinations are changed by the content updates.

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AMA Guides Education offers an overview of the new editorial process and the latest content updates to the AMA Guides effective in 2021, which impacts mental and behavioral health subject matter Learn more

To help improve the quality of its educational content and meet applicable education accreditation requirements, the content provider will receive record of your participation and responses to this activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.25 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

0.25 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.


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