Notice: Public Comment Period Opportunity #1 for AMA Guides 2024 Changes– Musculoskeletal Updates

A proposal to update the musculoskeletal system chapters (Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine) of the AMA Guides® is being considered by the AMA Guides Editorial Panel for adoption in 2024. This is the first of three comment periods where the public will have the opportunity to learn and opine about the anticipated changes.  The proposal will build upon the update to the sixth edition changes issued in 2023.

Interested parties and organizations who utilize the AMA Guides are invited to participate in the process to comment on the proposed changes to the medicine and impairment ratings. The AMA Guides Editorial Panel will consider all available information and comments prior to adopting these changes as part of AMA Guides Sixth 2024.

The public comment period is Oct 2. – Oct. 27, 2023. The deadline to request a copy of the proposal is Friday, October 20, 2023.  

For more information on how to participate and to begin the request process, please visit   

We urge you and/or your organization to submit comments to inform the Editorial Panel’s decision making. Thank you and we look forward to your participation in this process.

Please share this notice with interested colleagues. 

The AMA Guides Editorial Panel is comprised of knowledgeable physicians, allied health professionals and regulatory and legal advisors to deliver timely enhancements to the AMA Guides reflecting current evidence-based medical practice. 


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