By Michelle A. Green
3-2-1 CODE IT! is your accomplished studying source for coding. This e-book combines ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS point II coding innovations into one handy package deal and gives a degree of aspect compatible for starting and more matured coders alike. if you are able to earn a coding credential, this ebook will proceed that can assist you arrange and perform. The e-book comprises an summary of coding structures, occupation possibilities for coders, the significance of becoming a member of expert organisations and acquiring credentials, the impression of operating with different coding pros, and the way to strengthen possibilities for occupation development.
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3-2-1 Code It! , Second Edition by Michelle A. Green