MANAGEMENT STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL CODING OF DOD HEALTH RECORDS
|Publication Date:||8 June 2016|
Purpose: 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.
APPLICABILITY. This issuance:
a. Applies to:
(1) OSD, the Military Departments (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security by agreement with that Department), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD.
(2) Any fixed medical facility within the Military Health System (MHS).
b. Does not apply to:
(1) Non-fixed deployed medical facilities. (2) MHS medical facilities not involved in direct patient care.