(4) Receipt, processing, filing, and disposition of inpatient medical records.
(5) Management of the Individual Patient Data System (IPDS), to include
coordinating use of output reports in the MTF and reviewing reports for trends.
(6) Maintenance of inpatient accountability data and reports for the Inpatient
Accounting System in hospitals authorized this system.
(7) Coordination of medical statistical reporting and the submission of required
(8) Maintenance of required medical reference indexes.
(9) Assistance to the professional staff in clinical research projects.
(10) Guidance to the staff on patient administration aspects of JCAHO
accreditation. The branch functions as the PAD coordinator for the medical care
evaluation program and utilization review program and supervises the documentation
review of all medical records.
(11) Coordination with the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) on medico-legal
aspects of medical record documentation, the release of medical information, and consent
for care requirements or procedures, and advising MTF staff on these matters.
(12) Release or transmittal of all requested medical records, medical
statements, or information from medical records, and the initiation of fee collections as
necessary. Obtains requested medical records from MTFs or other sources.
(13) Operation of the central medical transcription service if a central system is
established by the commander.
d. Patient Affairs Branch. Functions include:
(1) Administrative management of Reserve and National Guard personnel
requiring medical care. This involves coordinating treatment in Uniformed Services or
other Federal MTFs or from civilian sources; requesting extensions of active duty for
training (ADT) or full-time training duty (FTTD) orders; coordinating follow-up care; and
administering medical boards and physical disability processing.
(2) Serving as the central office for medical board administration.
(3) Performing physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO) services.