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DoD Source Data: Overview of Coding Practices in Military Treatment Facilities and TRICARE Claims


by Wendy Funk, MS
Seminar date: 10/8/2020

Description: This is the first of four quarterly webinars that focus on DaVINCI’s DoD Electronic Health Record (EHR) and TRICARE claims data sources. This webinar will cover the DoD source data capture and processing flow as well as the key differences in coding between DoD EHR data (“direct care”) and TRICARE claims (“purchased care”). After attending the webinar, attendees will be able to: Describe the sources and processing flow of DoD EHR data and TRICARE claims data; Discuss direct care coding completion policies and standards for various DoD encounters; Describe the completion lag differences (‘run out’) between purchased care and direct care data; Provide an overview of TRICARE MS-DRGs and DoD Unique Codes; Discuss the use of global codes and the differences in data capture between DoD EHR and TRICARE Claims data and how they relate to OMOP. Intended Audience: This Cyberseminar will be designed to provide advanced training, information and support for VINCI users as well as the larger HSR&D research community.



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