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    Is accepting Holiday gifts against the AAPC Code of Ethics?

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    Tacoma, WA


    Quote Originally Posted by Icode4U View Post
    Is accepting Holiday gifts against the AAPC Code of Ethics?
    The only violation would be if the gift was contingent upon your cooperation in fraudulent coding. Many physician offices give their staff gifts or bonuses at holiday time and it is fine to accept them.
    Last edited by ajs; 12-20-2011 at 12:47 PM. Reason: correction
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CEMC, COBGC
    AAPC Tacoma WA Chapter

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