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Medical Coding Program Office

The Medical Coding Program Office (MCPO) is focused on enhancing data transparency, improving the timely and accurate capture of medical information, and improving medical reimbursements across the Military Health System (MHS) enterprise.

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.

Training Resources

Speaker Series Event

The MCPO sponsored the MHS Speaker Series event in January 2015. Specialized training, education, skills, and resources are required to ensure proper medical documentation and code assignment, sequence, and reporting of DoD health records. These trainings are designed to meet the education needs of physicians, coders, clinical documentation improvement specialists, data quality analysts, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, dentists, psychologists, medical administrators, and other health care professionals who support U.S active duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans, and their families.

Please note that CEU credit is no longer available for the webinars below, but they are still available to view. If you have any questions, feel free to email the UBO Help Desk.

MHS Data Sources—Techniques for Analysis 

MHS Code Analysis Review 

Neonatal Codes 

DHA Maternal Codes 

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DoD Instruction 6040.42: Management Standards for Medical Coding for Health Records

Policy

In accordance with the authority in DoD Directives 5124.02 and 5136.13, this issuance establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for centralized oversight, standardized operations, and ensured quality and performance for the coding of DoD Health Records.

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