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Overview

3-2-1 CODE IT! 4E is the premier, easy-to-use medical coding guide for both beginners and experienced professionals. This best-selling textbook begins with diagnosis coding, then builds on this foundation through in-depth instruction on ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding. 3-2-1 CODE IT! 4E prepares students better than ever for earning a coding credential by using the latest code sets, conventions, and guidelines. This edition also features strategic tips on career advancement that students will find helpful for years to come.

Michelle A. Green, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts

Michelle A. Green, MPS, RHIA, FAHIMA, CPC, is an Adjunct Professor in the Health Information Technology Department at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York. She also teaches in the Health Information Management Department at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts. Ms. Green held the position of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Physical and Life Sciences Department at the State University of New York, College of Technology, Alfred, from 1984 through 2016. An active member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Ms. Green has been recognized both for her excellence in teaching and for her significant contributions to the Health Information Management profession. She has earned numerous awards, including the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Alfred State College’s Alumni Association Teacher of the Year, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and the FORE Triumph Educator Award from the AHIMA. Ms. Green is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA), and a Certified Procedural Coder (CPC). She earned a BS from Daemen College and an MPS degree from Alfred University. Ms. Green has authored three successful books related to coding and health information management.
  • Updated coverage of the HIPAA standards gives students the most accurate information available.
  • Expanded and easy-to-understand treatment of the legal aspects to coding, including electronic filing, discovery, duty to prevent spoliation, evidence laws and ethical standards keeps students abreast of these important considerations.
  • New sample forms, examples, web resources and visual aids give students a working familiarity with routine coding activities.
  • Enhanced study and review features include new analysis problems, end-of-chapter questions, and internet applications.
  • Contains in-depth detail on ICD-9-CM, CPT, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and HCPCS code sets, conventions, and guidelines with side-by-side ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding.
  • Provides additional coverage of Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) as well as illustrated E&M coding content.
  • Features comprehensive inpatient and outpatient ICD-9-CM coding information.
  • Includes interesting Examples, Notes and Tips for each coding concept.
  • Incorporartes handy Tables to help organize coding conventions using an 'at-a-glance' format.
1. Overview of Coding.
2. Introduction to ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding.
3. ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Conventions.
4. ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Guidelines.
5. ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS Hospital Inpatient Coding.
6. ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Physician Office and Outpatient Coding.
7. HCPCS Level II National Coding.
8. Introduction to CPT Coding.
9. CPT Evaluation and Management.
10. CPT Anesthesia
11. CPT Surgery I.
12. CPT Surgery II.
13. CPT Surgery III.
14. CPT Surgery IV.
15. CPT Surgery V.
16. CPT Radiology.
17. CPT Pathology and Laboratory.
18. CPT Medicine.
19. Insurance and Reimbursement.
Appendix I. E/M CodeBuilder.
Appendix II. ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
Appendix III. Coding Practice Using www.EncoderPro.com.
Bibliography.
Glossary.
Index.
Inpatient ICD-9-CM (or ICD-10-CM/PCS) Coding Quick Notes.
Outpatient ICD-9-CM (or ICD-10-CM) Coding.
CPT Coding.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285681460
  • ISBN-13: 9781285681467
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“The "coding tips" are very explanatory. I love the way the book is structured, table of contents. It goes hand in hand in how I teach my students.”

“I have recommended this textbook to other colleagues to teach coding. Because of the step by step approach this textbook is fantastic for the beginner coder that is seeking a position in a physicians’ office, outpatient clinic, lab, urgent care center and emergency department billing.”

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Instructor's Companion WebSite

ISBN: 9781305970267
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Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781305970250
The student workbook is design to help your students retain key chapter content. This resource includes chapter objective questions; key-term definition queries; and multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-or-false problems.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781305970250
The student workbook is design to help you retain key chapter content. This resource includes helpful chapter objective questions; key-term definition queries; and multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-or-false problems.