Ethical challenges

How do you handle ethical coding dilemmas at your facility? Do you have a formal process in place? If so, does that process discuss specific ethical examples? Do you regularly discuss ethical dilemmas during coding staff meetings? I'm seeking input on this topic for a story that will be published in Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies. The article won't tie any specific ethical dilemmas to your hospital (if that's what you prefer), but rather, it will discuss your specific approach (and why it works) as well as general dilemmas that facilities may want to address so that coders aren't caught between a rock and a hard place. Alternatively, if you're a coder who often feels pressured to go against ethical guidelines for coding, I'd love to hear from you as well. Please contact me directly at to contribute to this story. Thank you.

Lisa A. Eramo
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