Diagnosing and Documenting Plegia

Activity description

Plegia describes paralysis in which voluntary movement is lost. The many different types of plegia include monoplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and tetraplegia. New scientific breakthroughs are emerging all the time with implications for the treatment of the various types of plegia, vastly improving quality of life for those afflicted. Accurately establishing the diagnosis allows for treatment approaches to maximize outcomes. This activity will discuss how to accurately diagnose, document and treat various types of plegia.

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This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

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This activity is supported by OptumCare.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians — including family physicians — coders and other health care professionals interested in plegia.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  • State how to accurately diagnose and document monoplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, quadriplegia and functional quadriplegia.
  • Explore clinical features, risk factors, evaluation and treatment of plegias.
  • Explain the pathophysiology of plegia and functional quadriplegia.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPC - Coders
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Christopher M. Wilson, MDChristopher M. Wilson, MD
Director of Neurology
American Health Network
Avon, IN

About the presenter
Christopher M. Wilson, MD, attended medical school and completed his neurology residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was chief neurology resident. He practiced at Indiana University Medical Center for several months and then took a position with American Health Network (AHN) in central Indiana. Over the past 14 years, he has helped establish AHN’s sleep labs, become medical director for AHN’s neurology program, been a principal investigator in numerous research trials, taught medical students, served on a medical mission trip in Honduras and served on various local and regional professional committees.

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Kevin Heath, MD, MHL, FACP
Medical Director, Clinical Performance
Lawrence, KS

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

Dr. Wilson has indicated the following relationships:

  • Advisory board: Genentech, Sanofi Genzyme
  • Consultant: Genentech, Sanofi Genzyme
  • Grant/research support: Genentech
  • Speakers bureau: Amgen, Genentech, Sanofi Genzyme, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Stocks: Pfizer

The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation Statements
Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians
This Enduring Material activity, Diagnosing and Documenting Plegia, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins October 21, 2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPC-Certified Coders
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. Can be used for Core A, CANPC and CHONC with successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPC - Coders
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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