Receipt of the Impairment Evaluation. Upon completion of the impairment evaluation and receipt in the DO, the CE reviews the report to assure all the DEEOIC criteria have been met, as previously discussed in this section. The employee is entitled to an award of impairment benefits, if one or more percentage points of the impairment are found to be related to a covered illness or illnesses.
a. To calculate the award, the CE multiplies the percentage points of the impairment rating that are the result of the employee’s covered illness or illnesses by $2,500. For example, if a physician assigns an impairment rating of 40% or 40 points, the CE multiplies 40 by $2,500, to equal a $100,000 impairment award.
b. If the impairment rating report submitted by the claimant is unclear or lacks clearly rationalized medical evidence as support, additional clarification is required. In such instances, the CE returns the impairment rating report to the rating physician with a request for clarification, indicating what areas are in need of remedy. If the report is returned without a sufficient response, or no response is received, the CE may seek DMC review and opinion as to the proper impairment rating value.http://www.dol.gov/esa/owcp/energy/r...entRatings.htm