e. In the following example, the record of a dispositioned patient, which has
been approved by the clinical records supervisor, was transmitted for the first time in
84. TYPE RECORD
Section III. CODING OF THE A&C FORM FROM THE U.S. FIELD MEDICAL CARD
data similar to that recorded on the ITRCS. The FMC is used by aid stations, clearing
stations, and nonfixed troop or health clinics treating patients while overseas, on
maneuvers, or attached to commands moving between stations. It is also used to
record outpatient visits when the health records are not readily available during a mass
casualty situation. Instructions for the preparation of the FMC are outlined in Chapter 9,
AR 40-66 dated 20 July 1992 and in Subcourse MD0751.
4-86. CODING INSTRUCTIONS
a. Information from the FMC is encoded on DA Form 2985 (A&C Form) only
when the FMC reflects a final disposition or when it represents a CRO. Information on
the FMC of patients transferred to a hospital is incorporated on the A&C Form prepared
at the gaining hospital.
b. Instructions for completing the fields on DA Form 2985 (A&C Form) which
should be coded from the FMC are provided in this lesson. Only those fields on the
A&C Form for which instructions are provided will be coded from the FMC. Instructions
are also provided for field 5 (sex) which is not recorded on the FMC but which will be
coded on the A&C Form. Unused fields will be left blank.
4-87. MTF CODE (FIELD 1, COLUMNS 2 THROUGH 5)
NOTE: In the following instructions, items cited as "Source of Data" correspond to the
numbered items on the FMC.