PROFESSIONALISM TIP #11 ~~~ ETHICS & INTEGRITY
Professionals such as doctors, lawyers and public accountants must adhere to a strict code of ethics. AAPC and AHIMA also have a Code of Ethics to which they expect their members to adhere. Even if your company or industry doesn’t have a written code, you should display ethical behavior at all times. Always be honorable and act with integrity; honorable action is behaving in a way that portrays “nobility of soul, magnanimity, and a scorn of meanness” which is derived from virtuous conduct and personal integrity. This is a concept of “wholeness or completeness” of character in line with certain values, beliefs, and principles with consistency in action and outcome.