Determine the appropriate course of action in response to the interviewer’s statement.

Case Study Tips:  The case study assignments are self-study critical thinking and application assignments. Students should perform independent research on the topics.  For example, if you have to write a strategic plan, you should research strategic plans. Your sources should include but NOT LIMITED to the AHIMA Body of Knowledge (you must have an AHIMA membership) and The Journal of AHIMA.  You can also use the Health Information Management Technology an Applied Approach textbook if you have it. 

Ethical situation

Since May, you have been working with a recruiter to obtain a new position in HIM. Your experience includes over ten years in inpatient and outpatient coding, you are an AHIMA-approved ICD-10 trainer, and you have worked with your state association on coding projects over the past two years. Nothing the recruiter has presented to you has been a good fit, but in late September, the recruiter calls with positions open for coding auditor. You have never done that type of work before, but are confident you could learn, and the recruiter gets you a phone interview. During the conversation, the HIM manager for the organization says that she sees you have been an auditor since May. You immediately recognize that the HIM manager has the wrong impression of your experience. Determine the appropriate course of action in response to the interviewer’s statement. Provide justification based on the AHIMA Code of Ethics.

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