Perform honorably health information management association responsibilities

Perform honorably health information management

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Perform honorably health information management association responsibilities, either appointed or elected, and preserve the confidentiality of any privileged information made known in any official capacity. Importance of Adherence to the Ethical Standards AHIMA Code of Ethics’ Seven Purposes Consequence of failure of compliance Violation of principles in this code does not
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automatically imply legal liability or violation of the law. Such determination can only be made in the context of legal and judicial proceedings. As can be observed in Table 1, the general structure and main ethical foundations of the AAPC and AHIMA are the essentially the same. The itemization of values (i.e. integrity, respect, commitment, competence, fairness, and responsibility), the importance of adherence to these ethical standards, and the consequence of non-compliance are all discussed in their code of ethics. AHIMA Coding Ethics: Coding professionals should: The AHIMA Code of Ethics serves six purposes: Promotes high standards of HIM practice. Summarizes broad ethical principles that reflect the profession's core values. Establishes a set of ethical principles to be used to guide decision-making and actions. Establish a framework for professional behavior and responsibilities when professional obligation conflict or ethical uncertainties arise. Provides ethical principles by which the general public can hold the HIM professional accountable Monitor practitioners new to the field to HIM’s mission, values, and ethical principle Professionals who are members of the two organizations are both expected to exhibit the values listed in the code of ethics, which are apparently the same set. They are expected to uphold integrity, be respectful and respectable, committed, competent, fair, and responsible in the conduct of their professions. By doing so, they adhere to their organizations’ code of ethics and they can function ethically in their profession. Failure to do so, as their codes imply, would lead to liabilities in context of legal and judicial proceedings. Put simply, the codes of ethics of the two organizations both make their members responsible to live up to their ethical standards and hold them accountable in adherence or non-compliance to it. The Differences At the first glance, it is apparent that the AAPC Code of Ethics is shorter than the AHIMA Code of Ethics. However, if the discussion of each of the values identified in the AAPC are considered part of the ethical principles, the length would not exactly be a difference between the two organizations’ codes of ethics. What mainly differentiates the two is the evolution of their codes of ethics. Given that AHIMA was founded in 1928 and AAPC in 1988, the former has a lot more experience in the field compared to the former. As early as 1957, AHIMA has issued its code of
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  • Spring '19
  • Tara De Leon
  • Ethics, AAPC

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