The Physician's Perspective of ICD-10-CM (REC)

This recorded webinar will dive deep into the specific ICD-10-CM codes that allergists use every day, as well as cover how ICD-10-CM compares to ICD-9-CM. The specialized expertise of the presenters will ensure that you are ready for the coming changes. “Many people claim to be coding experts, but no one else has the decades of experience in allergy coding that we do,” said Dr. Meadows.

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Release Date: June 1, 2015

Expiration Date: May 31, 2018

Planning Committee
John Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI
Donald W. Aaronson, MD, JD, MPH, FACAAI
Gary N. Gross, MD, FACAAI,
Gerald Lee, MD, FACAAI



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

The American college of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 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 commercially supported.

Target Audience

Practicing 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, highlighting the differences from ICD-9-CM
  • Review the areas of ICD-10-CM codes most used by allergists
  • Discuss specific concerns of allergists as related to ICD-10-CM codes


Core Competencies

The following core competencies will be addressed:

  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • 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


John Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI: Speaker, 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

Gerry Lee, MD, FACAAI: Nothing to disclose

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
United States

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

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Attendance


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