The Essentials of ICD-10-CM

April 23, 2015

This webinar discusses the similarities and differences between ICD10-CM and ICD-9-CM, including the new structure, documentation concerns, and specifics relevant to allergists.

Release Date: April 23, 2015

Expiration Date: April 23, 2015


The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is not supported by commercial interests. 

Educational inquiries may be directed to the Accredited Provider at

Target Audience

Allergy office staff, including office administrators, practice managers and billing/coding specialists as well as allergists/immunologists 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the overall structure and contents of the ICD-10-CM system
  • Describe the key differences and similarities between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
  • Prepare for the potential increase in documentation needs for ICD-10-CM codes
  • Review the areas of ICD-10-CM codes most used by allergists

The following core competencies will be addressed:

  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice
Additional information

Disclosure Policy and Disclosures
As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) policy, all educational planners, presenters, instructors, moderators, authors, reviewers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that have occurred within the past 12 months. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. It is required that disclosure be provided to the learners prior to the start of the activity. Individuals with no relevant financial relationships must also inform the learners that no relevant financial relationships exist. Learners must also be informed when off-label, experimental/investigational uses of drugs or devices are discussed in an educational activity or included in related materials. Disclosure in no way implies that the information presented is biased or of lesser quality. It is incumbent upon course participants to be aware of these factors in interpreting the program contents and evaluating recommendations. Moreover, expressed views do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the ACAAI.

All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved.

Therese Jorwic, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Nothing to disclose

Planning Committee
John Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI
 GlaxoSmithKline, Meda

Donald W. Aaronson, MD, JD, MPH, FACAAI
Nothing to disclose

Gary N. Gross, MD, FACAAI
Research Grants: Amgen, Genentech, Janssen, Merck, Mylan, Sanofi, Teva; Consultant/Advisory Board, Speaker: Merck

Education Staff/Committee/Reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.

This activity is not supported by commercial interests. 


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/23/2015 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
04/23/2015 - 12:00pm
April 23, 2015
United States

Therese K. Jorwic, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Ms. Jorwic is the past president and recipient of the Distinguished Member award for both the Chicago Area and Illinois Health Information Management Associations. She is past Co-Chairman and member of the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Practice Council on Clinical Terminology and Classification and has served as Chairman of AHIMA’s Council on Coding and Classification. She was the first Chairman of the AHIMA Society for Clinical Coding and is a recipient of the AHIMA’s Pioneer and Literary Awards. She is a past chairman and member of the Construction Committee for the Certified Coding Associate Examination. Ms. Jorwic received the Amoco Silver Circle, Excalibur and Educator of the Year awards for teaching excellence at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance


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