Gen 200 Professional Knowledge

2. Professional Knowledge and Abilities Paper (Individual Assignment):       * Submit your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment to the Individual forum by Week 5 Day 7.       * Prepare a 350 to 700-word paper in which you explain how developing professional knowledge and abilities impact career success. Address the following items in your explanation:           * Identify a professional organization or association in a field that interests you (e.g., Association of American Educators or American Psychological Association.           * Briefly describe your selected organization or association.           * Explain how your selected organization or association can contribute towards increasing professional knowledge and abilities.           * Discuss how this knowledge and these abilities can impact your career success.       * Use APA formatting as outlined in the APA manual, the APA 5th Edition Made Easy document, and the APA Format Checklist posted in the Course Materials forum.       * Prior to submitting your paper to your instructor, submit your paper to WritePoint in the Center for Writing Excellence.   |


    Professional organizations provide standards and ethical guidelines that professionals must adhere to in order to be a member of the organization. Adhering to guidelines in a professional organization can help a professional to be respected in his or her field. One field of professionals that uses professional organizations is medical coding.
    American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is an association for professional medical coders (AHIMA, 2010.)   The American Health Information Management Association was founded in 1928 in order to improve the quality of patient’s data in medical record files (AHIMA, 2010.) Currently, AHIMA is made up of more than 56,000 members of coding professionals that are dedicated to managing personal health information (AHIMA, 2010.) As an organization AHIMA’s goal is to advance the medical...