Linda Holtzman, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, COC
Rosalind Holtzman, RN, BA, BSN
On completing this chapter, the reader should be able to:
Recognize ethical implications inherent in professional coding practice.
Identify three main categories of coding-related challenges.
Identify and apply professional coding standards delineated in the American Health Information Management Association’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Coding.
Cite mandated governmental statutes that pertain to coding.
Cite potential legal pitfalls related to unethical practices.
Identify mandated sources for coding directives and resources, and judge the credibility of others.
Recognize varied and sometimes competing interests ...