by Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
January 11th, 2021
One of the helpful features of innoviHealth's HCPCS Coding for 2021 book is the references to Medicare's Internet-only Manuals (IOMs) which are copies of official program instructions, policies, and procedures that are based on statutes, regulations, guidelines, models, and directives.
The references list the manual number first, the chapter number second, and the section next. For example, if it says "IOM: 100-04, 16, 60", then you would need to view
- manual: 100-04 Medicare Claims Processing Manual
- chapter: 16 - Laboratory Services
- section: 60 - Specimen Collection Fee and Travel Allowance
Tip: You will need to click on the drop-down button to switch between different manuals and/or chapters. Then, to go to the applicable section, you can scroll down using the bar on the right side or do a search using Ctrl+F.