Standards of Ethical Coding
Health information coding is one of HIM’s core functions. Due to the complex regulatory requirements affecting the coding process, coding professionals are frequently faced with ethical challenges. The AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding are intended to:
- assist coding professionals and managers in decision-making
- outline expectations for making ethical decisions in the workplace
- demonstrate coding professionals’ commitment to integrity during the coding process, regardless of the purpose for which codes are being reported
The Standards are relevant to all coding professionals and those managing the coding function, regardless of healthcare setting or AHIMA membership status.
Review the AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding, which was revised and approved by the House of Delegates in September, 2008.