skip content
Documents in the NTIS Technical Reports collection are the results of federally funded research. They are directly submitted to or collected by NTIS from Federal agencies for permanent accessibility to industry, academia and the public.  Before purchasing from NTIS, you may want to check for free access from (1) the issuing organization's website; (2) the U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System website; (3) the federal government Internet portal; or (4) a web search conducted using a commercial search engine such as
Ordering Information

Download an order form

Call NTIS at 1-800-363-2068 or
(703) 605-6060
for Subscription options

To Order Individual Issues:
Call NTIS at 1-800-553-6847

Related Products

National Correct Coding: Tools for Part B Medicare billing

CMS MS-DRG Grouper and Medicare Code Editor

On this page graphic

CMS logo

Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (IOCE) for your PC

Quickly answer your billing and coding questions before submitting your claims with this low cost IOCE software.

NTIS is CMS's authorized distributor of the Outpatient Code Editor


Learn more about the system requirements.

Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (IOCE) for your PC CD-ROM


Order number: SUB-5486
Four issues for $520
Individual issues $140 plus handling fee
For multiple users, network pricing is available, call 703-605-6015 for more information.



System Requirements

Outpatient Code Editor/Ambulatory Payment Classification (OCE/APC) PC Software


  • Pentium PC
  • Windows 95 or greater
  • 50MB hard disk space

This software is completely self-installable. It is provided on one CD-ROM along with the Installation and User Manuals. Instructions are provided in the Installation and User Manual.



The Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (IOCE) program edits patient data to help identify possible errors in coding, and assigns Ambulatory Payment Classification numbers based on Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for payment under the mandated Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).


Technical Support
No technical support is available from CMS, 3M, or NTIS for these products. Only users that have technical resources to resolve any problems should purchase this product. For more information about the product, forward a request to

Forward questions regarding OPPS policy directly to CMS at the following address:


CPT codes only are copyrighted 2013 by the American Medical Association (AMA). All Rights Reserved. If you wish to disseminate this information, you must sign an agreement, or call 703-605-6015 for more information.