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(AHIMA, 2016).I believe that AHIMA code of ethics would apply more to what I would use and follow more in a HIM career. It has the most meaning for me because I will be dealing with coding, billing situations. AAPC is more generalized code of ethics and does address everything AHIMAcode of ethics with fewer specifics.The principles of the code of ethics are all very important and determining which one is more important is hard. The one that I choose would be AHIMA’s code of ethics number 5, which states “Refuse to participate in, support or change reported data and/or narrative titles, billing data, clinical documentation practices, or any coding related activities intended to skew ore of misrepresent data and their meaning that do not comply with requirements” (AHIMA, 2016). This means the most because this is a way for HIM professional can earn respect and trustof other professionals and be an example for new professionals entering HIM profession.
Ethical Standards4ReferencesAHIMA, 2016 American Health Information Management Associations, Retrieved from -have-what-it-takes/Landry, Ida, MBA, CPC. March 1, 2013 Be an Effective Coding Compliance Professional: Do You Have What It Takes? Retrieved from -coding-compliance-professional-do-you-have-what-it-takes/