b. MEPRS Codes. MEPRS provides a uniform healthcare cost management
system for the DoD. MEPRS also provides detailed, uniform performance indicators,
common expense classification by workcenters, uniform reporting of personnel utilization
data by workcenters, and a cost assignment methodology. This system provides the basis
for establishing a uniform reporting methodology that provides consistent financial and
operating performance data to assist managers who are responsible for healthcare
delivery in the fixed military medical system. The MEPRS Codes are used in biometrics
activities as a basis for communication with resource and healthcare delivery managers.
More descriptive functional information for each MEPRS Functional Workcenter, Summary,
and Subaccount is available in Chapter 2, DoD 6010.13-M (Medical Expense and
Performance Reporting System for Fixed Military Medical and Dental Treatment Facilities,
October 1995). MEPRS clinic and ancillary service codes are shown in Appendix C. The
appendix excludes Dental Support Services, most Special Program Codes, or Readiness
Codes. A brief overview of MEPRS Codes follows.
(1) Functional Workcenter. MEPRS codes identify a functional workcenter
within the MTF. These codes are part of a hierarchy of accounts constructed to allow all
expenses and corresponding workload data to be grouped into seven functional
categories. The first character of the code represents the functional category. (See Table
Carded for Record Only
* Valid in CHCS Only
Table 1-3: Functional workcenter MEPRS codes.
For WWR reporting, only the functional categories of A, B, D, selected F codes, and Y
codes are used.