Common Workers’ Compensation Acronyms in Delaware

A quick guide to the abbreviations used in work injury claims

If you get hurt on the job, you’re going to have a lot of paperwork to look over. Much of that documentation will contain acronyms for important medical, legal and personnel terms (among others). This is a quick reference guide for some of the most common acronyms used in Delaware workers’ compensation claims and cases.

Medical acronyms

  • CM Medical Case Management
  • CMS Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services
  • CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • DO Doctor of Osteopathy
  • DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Dx Diagnosis
  • EMG Electromyography
  • Fx Fracture
  • GI Gastro-intestinal
  • HA Headache
  • HNP Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (herniated disc)
  • HR Heart Rate
  • IME Independent Medical Evaluation
  • LBP Lower Back Pain
  • LLE Left Lower Extremity
  • LUE Left Upper Extremity
  • MFS Medical Fee Schedule
  • MMI Maximum Medical Improvement
  • OTC Over the counter drugs
  • OV Office Visit
  • PCP Primary Care Physician
  • PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • RCT Rotator Cuff Tear
  • RLE Right Lower Extremity
  • ROM Range of Motion
  • RPS Regional Pain Syndrome
  • RUE Right Upper Extremity
  • PT Physical Therapy
  • Rx Prescription
  • Sx Symptom
  • TIA Transient ischemic attack
  • TKA Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Tx Treatment
  • UE Upper Extremity

Disability acronyms

  • LTD Long-Term Disability
  • PPD Permanent Partial Disability
  • PPI Permanent Partial Impairment
  • PTD Permanent Total Disability
  • STD Short Term Disability
  • TPD Temporary Partial Disability
  • TTD Temporary Total Disability

Wage acronyms

  • AWW Average Weekly Wages
  • CR Compensation Rate

Legal acronyms

  • Adj Adjuster
  • ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • AOE Arising out of employment (sometimes listed as AOE/COE)
  • BWC Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
  • COE In course of employment (sometimes listed as AOE/COE)
  • DOA Date of Accident
  • DOI Date of Injury

Other acronyms

  • EDI Electronic Data Interchange
  • EE Employee
  • EER/ER Employer
  • FROI First Report of Injury
  • EOB Explanation of Benefits
  • FCE Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Hx History
  • IR Impairment Rating
  • IW Injured Worker
  • LD Light Duty
  • MVA Motor Vehicle Accident
  • NCM Nurse Case Manager
  • OT Occupational Therapy
  • RTW Return to work
  • SOL Statute of Limitations
  • WC Workers’ Compensation

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