The UBU consists of a subgroup of service coders who work together to develop and publish the Department of Defense (DoD) coding guidelines. The following guidelines are available as reference/guidance for MHS personnel when coding patient care in our MHS information systems.
- Guidelines for coding professional and specialty services.
> Professional Services and Outpatient Coding Guidelines
> Appendix A - Acronyms
> Appendix B - Navy Coding Guidance: Independent Duty Hospital Corpsmen
> Appendix C - CPT Modifiers
> Appendix D - DoD Extender Codes
> Appendix E - Coding Case Management Services
> Appendix F - Coding Audits
> Appendix G - Special Guidance on Traumatic Brain Injury Coding
> Appendix H - Observation Services
> Summary of Changes to Professional Coding Guidelines
- Guidelines for coding inpatient institutional services.
> Military Health System Guidelines for Inpatient Coding
> Appendix 1 - Definitions
< Appendix 2 - AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding
< Appendix 3 - Coding Resources and Websites
< Appendix 4 - External Cause of Injury STANAG Codes
< Appendix 5 - DoD Extender List
< Appendix 6 - References
< Appendix 7 - Special Guidance on Traumatic Brain Injury Coding
< Summary of Changes to Inpatient Coding Guidelines 2010
- Statement on DoD specific ICD-9-CM extender codes
> ICD DoD Extender policy statement
- Guidelines for Coding DoD Expansion of ICD-9-CM and CPT Coding Fields in the MHS
> DoD Requirements for Expansion
These guidelines contain Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) five-digit numeric codes, descriptions, instructions and other material copyright 2004 American Medical Association (or such other date of publication of CPT). All Rights Reserved.