3-2-1 Code It! 2024 Edition,
12th Edition

Michelle Green

ISBN-13: 9780357932209
Copyright 2025 | Published
944 pages | List Price: USD $187.95

Master the skills needed for medical coding with Green's 3-2-1 CODE IT! 2024 EDITION. Updated to reflect the most recent code sets and coding guidelines, this easy-to-use guide is ideal for anyone just beginning medical coding. Updates incorporate the latest changes to ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT® and HCPCS Level II code sets. The text's well-organized, intuitive approach begins with diagnosis coding before walking you through coding procedures and services. Separate chapters differentiate inpatient and outpatient coding, general and specific ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines, HCPCS Level II coding and CPT coding and guidelines. Examples, clearly defined terms and printed and digital practice activities help you master concepts. Computer-assisted coding cases and professional tools such as encoder software help you prepare for professional coding credentials.


1. Overview of Coding.
2. Introduction to ICD-10-CM Coding and Conventions.
3. ICD-10-CM Chapter-Specific Coding Guidelines: ICD-10-CM Chapters 1–10.
4. ICD-10-CM Chapter-Specific Coding Guidelines: ICD-10-CM Chapters 11–22.
5. ICD-10-CM Physician Office and Outpatient Coding.
6. Introduction to ICD-10-PCS Coding, Conventions, and Section Coding Guidelines.
7. ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Hospital Inpatient Coding.
8. HCPCS Level II Coding.
9. Introduction to CPT Coding.
10. CPT Evaluation and Management.
11. CPT Anesthesia.
12. CPT Surgery I.
13. CPT Surgery II.
14. CPT Surgery III.
15. CPT Surgery IV.
16. CPT Surgery V.
17. CPT Radiology.
18. CPT Pathology and Laboratory.
19. CPT Medicine.
20. Insurance and Reimbursement.

  • Michelle Green

    Michelle Green has been a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the health information technology department at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York, since 2017. 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 for more than 30 years. 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 AHIMA’s FORE Triumph Educator Award. 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 an M.P.S. degree from Alfred University and a B.S. from Daemen College. Ms. Green has authored three popular textbooks related to coding, revenue management and health information management.

  • ANNUAL UPDATES OF THE TEXT, MINDTAP DIGITAL SUPPORT AND SUPPLEMENTS ENSURE CURRENT, ACCURATE CONTENT. This bestselling text and all resources within the support package, including MindTap digital learning solutions, are updated every year to ensure all content reflects the latest changes to ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT® and HCPCS Level II code sets as well as coding conventions and official coding guidelines. All revised instructor resources also reflect the latest codes, including updated PowerPoint slides and digital Test Banks available online.

  • ROBUST PACKAGE DELIVERS HUNDREDS OF PRINTED AND DIGITAL PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES. Together, the printed textbook and MindTap's fully integrated digital solution provide hundreds of coding practice assessments and exercises as well as real-world examples and coding reviews.

  • ADDITIONAL CODING SCENARIOS ARE PROVIDED FOR USE WITH THE OPTIONAL ENCODERPRO SOFTWARE. The Encoder Pro.com professional coding tool is available as a 30-day trial at no cost as well as for purchase for 90-, 180- or 365-day access. Students work with computer-assisted coding cases in MindTap that use actual CAC software screenshots and coding scenarios include answer keys.

  • INTERESTING EXAMPLES, NOTES AND REAL-WORLD CODING SCENARIOS BUILD STUDENT CONFIDENCE. These learning features are specifically designed to replicate a medical coding environment to help bolster reader expertise and reinforce critical coding guidelines.

  • CONVENIENT TABLES ORGANIZE CODING CONCEPTS AND RULES INTO A QUICK-REFERENCE FORMAT. Throughout the printed edition, these handy tables offer instant access to the most important concepts and rules for immediate review as well as long-term reference.

  • AN EMPHASIS ON CODING CAREERS HELPS READERS ADVANCE PROFESSIONALLY. The first chapter provides a practical career overview with corresponding exercises in the textbook and assignments in the workbook. Readers gain insights and tips for successfully beginning their coding careers and learn how to become actively involved in professional associations and online forums.

  • COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE CLEARLY PRESENTS BOTH INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT CODING INFORMATION IN ONE RESOURCE. This all-in-one coding textbook devotes a full chapter to outpatient coding (Chapter 5) and another to inpatient coding (Chapter 7). Chapter 6 contains content about ICD-10-PCS coding. In addition, the author provides key coverage of insurance and reimbursement as well as coding conventions, official coding guidelines and coding of procedures and services.

  • NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES AND ASSESSMENTS GIVE STUDENTS HANDS-ON PRACTICE AND ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES TO EVALUATE MASTERY. A variety of activities support and reinforce each coding concept and code set, while helpful assessment tools further ensure student comprehension.

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