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Welcome to the AHIMA Body of Knowledge

AHIMA maintains the Body of Knowledge (BOK) as a resource for our members to access information on professional best practice and guidance.

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Clinical Documentation Integrity

Guidance on creating and maintaining accurate clinical documentation, which lends itself to proper reimbursement, public health data, disease tracking, and more.

Coding, Compliance, and Revenue Cycle

Addresses topics such as clinical terminology and classification, social determinants of health coding, ICD-10, ICD-11, as well as CPT and physician coding.

Healthcare Data Lifecycle

Best practices on how data is captured, processed, used, stored, and managed throughout its lifecycle.

Industry Resources

Thought leadership to assist HI and healthcare professionals in their roles within the healthcare ecosystem.

Privacy and Security

Promotes topics in how patient health information is secured, created, stored, shared, and transferred.

Workforce Development

Provides resources on academic and professional development, change management, productivity, performance improvement, staff training and development, and more.