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Medical Coding Program Office

Medical Coding Program Office LogoThe Medical Coding Program Office (MCPO) was established in July 2014 with the overall purpose of centralizing medical coding across the Military Health System (MHS). MCPO is focused on enhancing data transparency, improving the timely and accurate capture of medical information, and improving medical reimbursements across the MHS enterprise.

Current Initiatives

2017 MHS Coding Guidelines

  • 2017 MHS Coding Guidelines, Version 1, and Appendices (effective July 1, 2017) are now published on the CAC-enabled MCPO site
  • Search for the guidelines in the Medical Coding Program Office pages.

DHA Coding Workgroup

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) Coding Workgroup (CWG), officially chartered in October 2014, provides strategic and tactical direction, as well as resource management support for coding governance and activities.  

Standards for Coding Health Records

DoD Instruction 6040.42, "Management Standards for Medical Coding of DoD Health Records," dated June 8, 2016, establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for centralized oversight, standard operations, and ensured quality and performance for Medical Coding of DoD Health Records. 

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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