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The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) represents over 2,700 Board-certified otolaryngologists and health care providers. Otolaryngology, frequently referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), uniquely combines medical and surgical expertise to care for patients with a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat, as well as commonly related conditions. AAOA members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The AAOA actively supports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.

"Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and skill in the care of the allergic patient."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

Breaking News on USP Chapter 797

An updated draft of USP Chapter 797 was released today. Updated Chapter 797 Posted for Public Comment: Separate Requirements…

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Congress Makes Changes to MACRA

The second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and…

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CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8 PM EDT

If you’re an eligible clinician participating in the Quality Payment Program, you now have until Tuesday, April 3,…

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Changes in MACRA

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Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent cut that will be assessed in 2019 for not participating in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).  Read More

CMS Announces Changes in MACRA Implementation Timeline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major changes to the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization (MACRA).
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Upcoming Dates

06/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle

12/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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06/15/18: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2018 Basic Course

07/31/18: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2018 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2018 Annual Meeting
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04/01/2019: 2019 Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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EDUCATION

Why attend the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia from September 14-16? Learn some of the reasons to attend from the AAOA Leadership and staff. Register

Different Advanced Course

What is it in today’s otolaryngology practice that is resonating as a hot topic? Where are the novel treatment strategies? What is today’s typical otolaryngology practice or more specifically the typical AAOA member’s practice?  These are the questions we try to address when building out our Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology. Read More

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CMS Announces Changes in MACRA Implementation Timeline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major changes to the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization (MACRA).
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Working together with AAOA staff, volunteer leadership and members will enable us to have a positive impact on our members’ practices.

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Live and Online CME

2018 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 14-16 | Philadelphia, PA
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2018 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-8 | Atlanta, GA
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Avoidance

The first most basic treatment step, once an allergen has been identified, is to eliminate or avoid contact with it, if possible. Unfortunately, avoiding some allergens (such as dust, molds, and animals) is often difficult and thus allergen avoidance alone may not be effective.

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Social and Networking Events at the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting

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2018 AAOA Annual Meeting – Important Dates

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Burnout: A Real Problem, Not Just a Trendy Talk Show Topic

When you really look at hot topics in medicine, physician burnout seems to really skyrocket…

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ICD 10

ICD 9 to ICD 10 Crosswalk

ICD-9ICD-10
372.05 Acute atopic conjunctivitisH10.1 Acute atopic conjunctivitis
H10.10 Acute atopic conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
H10.11 Acute atopic conjunctivitis, right eye
H10.12 Acute atopic conjunctivitis, left eye
H10.13 Acute atopic conjunctivitis, bilateral
372.14 Other allergic conjunctivitisH10.45 Other chronic allergic conjunctivitis
381.04 Acute allergic serous otitis media
381.05 Acute allergic mucoid otitis media
381.06 Acute allergic sanguinous otitis media
H65.11 Acute and subacute allergic otitis media (mucoid) (sanguinous) (serous)
H65.111 Acute and subacute allergic otitis media (mucoid) (sanguinous) (serous), right ear
H65.112 Acute and subacute allergic otitis media (mucoid) (sanguinous) (serous), left ear
H65.113 Acute and subacute allergic otitis media (mucoid) (sanguinous) (serous), bilateral
H65.114 Acute and subacute allergic otitis media (mucoid) (sanguinous) (serous), recurrent,
right ear
H65.115 Acute and subacute allergic otitis media (mucoid) (sanguinous) (serous), recurrent,
left ear
H65.116 Acute and subacute allergic otitis media (mucoid) (sanguinous) (serous), recurrent,
bilateral
H65.117 Acute and subacute allergic otitis media (mucoid) (sanguinous) (serous), recurrent,
unspecified ear
H65.119 Acute and subacute allergic otitis media (mucoid) (sanguinous) (serous), unspecified
ear
381.1 Chronic serous otitis media, simple or
unspecified
H65.2 Chronic serous otitis media
H65.20 Chronic serous otitis media, unspecified ear
H65.21 Chronic serous otitis media, right ear
H65.22 Chronic serous otitis media, left ear
H65.23 Chronic serous otitis media, bilateral
381.2 Chronic mucoid otitis media, simple or
unspecified
H65.3 Chronic mucoid otitis media
H65.30 Chronic mucoid otitis media, unspecified ear
H65.31 Chronic mucoid otitis media, right ear
H65.32 Chronic mucoid otitis media, left ear
H65.33 Chronic mucoid otitis media, bilatera
381.81 Eustachian tube dysfunctionH69.8 Other specified disorders of Eustachian tube
H69.80 Other specified disorders of Eustachian tube, unspecified ear
H69.81 Other specified disorders of Eustachian tube, right ear
H69.82 Other specified disorders of Eustachian tube, left ear
H69.30 Other specified disorders of Eustachian tube, bilateral
386.0 Meniere’s diseaseH81.0 Meniere’s disease
H81.01 Meniere’s disease, right ear
H81.02 Meniere’s disease, left ear
H81.03 Meniere’s disease, bilateral
H81.09 Meniere’s disease, unspecified ear
471.0 Polyp of nasal cavityJ33 Nasal polyp
J33.0 Polyp of nasal cavity
Choanal polyp
Nasopharyngeal polyp

J33.1 Polypoid sinus degeneration
Woakes’ syndrome or ethmoiditis
J33.8 Other polyp of sinus
Accessory polyp of sinus
Ethmoidal polyp of sinus
Maxillary polyp of sinus
Sphenoidal polyp of sinus

J33.9 Nasal polyp, unspecified
472.0 Chronic rhinitisJ31 Chronic rhinitis, nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis
Use additional code to identify:
exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81
history of tobacco use (Z87.891)
occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
tobacco dependence (F17.-)
tobacco use (Z72.0)
J31.0 Chronic rhinitis
Atrophic rhinitis (chronic)
Granulomatous rhinitis (chronic)Hypertrophic rhinitis (chronic)
Obstructive rhinitis (chronic)
Ozena
Purulent rhinitis (chronic)
Ulcerative rhinitis (chronic)
Excludes1: allergic rhinitis (J30.1-J30.9)
vasomotor rhinitis (J30.0)
472.1 Chronic pharyngitisJ31.2 Chronic pharyngitis
Chronic sore throat
Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
Excludes2: acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
472.2 Chronic nasopharyngitisJ31.1 Chronic nasopharyngitis
Excludes2: acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
473.0 Chronic sinusitis, maxillary
473.1 Chronic sinusitis, frontal
473.2 Chronic sinusitis, ethmoidal
473.4 Chronic sinusitis, sphenoidal
473.8 Chronic pansinusitis
473.9 Unspecified sinusitis (chronic)
J32 Chronic sinusitis
Includes: sinus abscess
sinus empyema
sinus infection
sinus suppuration

Use additional code to identify:
exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
history of tobacco use (Z87.891)
infectious agent (B95-B97)
occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
tobacco dependence (F17.-)
tobacco use (Z72.0)
Excludes2: Acute sinusitis (J01.-)
J32.0 Chronic maxillary sinusitis
Antritis (chronic)
Maxillary sinusitis NOS
J32.1 Chronic frontal sinusitis
Frontal sinusitis NOS
J32.2 Chronic ethmoidal sinusitis
Ethmoidal sinusitis NOS
Excludes1: Woakes ethmoiditis(J33.1)
J32.3 Chronic sphenoidal sinusitits
Sphenoidal sinusitis NOS
J32.4 Chronic pansinusitis
Pansinusitis NOS
J32.8 Other chronic sinusitis
Sinusitis (chronic) involving more than one sinus but not pansinusitis
J32.9 Chronic sinusitis, unspecified
Sinusitis (chronic) NOS
474.0 Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditisJ35.0 Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis
Excludes2:
Acute tonsillitis (J03.-)
J35.01 Chronic tonsillitis
J35.02 Chronic adenoiditis
J35.03 Chronic tonsillitis and adenoiditis
474.1 Hypertrophy of tonsils and adenoidsJ35.1 Hypertrophy of tonsils
Excludes1: Hypertrophy of tonsils with tonsillitis (J35.0-)
J35.2 Hypertrophy of adenoids
Enlargement of adenoids
Excludes1: Hypertrophy of adenoids with adenoiditis (J35.0-)
J35.3 Hypertrophy of tonsils with hypertrophy of adenoids
Excludes1: Hypertrophy of tonsils and adenoids with tonsillitis and adenoiditis (J35.03)
476.0 Chronic laryngitis
476.1 Chronic laryngotracheitis
J37 Chronic laryngitis and laryngotracheitis
Use additional code to identify:
exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
exposure to tobacco smoked during the perinatal period (P96.81)
history of tobacco use (Z87.891)
infectious agent (B95-B97)
occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
tobacco dependence (F17.-)
tobacco use (Z72.0)

J37.0 Chronic laryngitis
Catarrhal laryngitis
Hypertrophic laryngitis
Sicca laryngitis
Excludes2: acute laryngotracheitits (J04.0)
Acute tracheitis (J04.1)
J37.1 Chronic laryngotracheitis
Laryngitis, chronic, with tracheitis (chronic)
Tracheitis, chronic, with laryngitis
Excludes1: chronic tracheitis (J42)
Excludes 2: Acute laryngotracheitis (J04.2) Acute tracheitis (J04.1)
477.0 Allergic rhinitis, due to pollenJ30.1 Allergic rhinitis due to pollen
Allergy NOS due to pollen
Hay fever
Pollinosis
477.8 Allergic rhinitis, due to other allergenJ30.2 Other seasonal allergic rhinitis

J30.8 Other allergic rhinitis
J30.81 Allergic rhinitis due to animal (cat) (dog) hair and dander
J30.89 Other allergic rhinitis
Perennial allergic rhinitis
477.9 Allergic rhinitis, unspecifiedJ30.9 Allergic rhinitis, unspecified
478.0 Hypertrophy of nasal turbinatesj34.3 Hypertrophy of nasal turbinates
478.1 Other diseases of nasal cavity and
sinuses (nasal obstruction)
J34.8 Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
J34.81 Nasal mucositis (ulcerative)
Code also type of associated therapy, such as:
antineoplastic and immunosuppressive drugs (T45.1X-)
radiological and radiotherapy (Y84.2)

Excludes2: Gastrointestinal mucositis (ulcerative) (K92.81)
Mucositis (ulcerative) of vagina and vulva (N76.81)
Oral mucositis (ulcerative) (K12.3-)
J34.89 Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses

Perforation of nasal septum NOS
Rhinolith
478.25 Other disease of pharynxJ39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
Cyst of pharynx
Edema of pharynx
Excludes1: Chronic pharyngitis J31.2)
pneumoconiosis (J60-J67.9)
478.6 Edema of larynx J38.4 Edema of larynx
Subglottic edema
Supraglottic edema
Excludes1: Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup] (J05.0)
edematous laryngitis (J04.0)
478.8 Upper respiratory tract, hypersensitivity
reaction, site unspecified
J39.3 respiratory tract, hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified
Excludes1:
hypersensitivity reaction of upper respiratory tracts, such as:
extrinsic allergic alveolitis (J67.9)
pneumoconiosis (J60-J67.9)
493.0 Extrinsic asthma J45.0 Predominantly allergic asthma
Allergic Bronchitis NOS
Rhinitis with asthma
Atopic asthma
Extrinsic allergic asthma
Hay fever with asthma
708.0 Allergic urticaria L50 Urticaria
Excludes1: Allergic contact dermatitis (L23.-)
Antineurotic Edema (T78.3)
Giant Urticarial (T78.3)
hereditary angio-edema (D84.1)
Quincke’s edema (T78.3)
Serum urticarial (L56.3)
Urticaria neonatorum (P83.8)
Urticaria papulosa
Urticarial pigmentosa
L50.0 Allergic Uticaria
786.2 CoughR05 Cough
Excludes1:
cough with hemmorage (R04.2)
smoker's cough (J41.0)

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