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TITLE:  DoD Directive 6040.41, "Medical Records Retention and Coding at Military Treatment Facilities," 04/13/2004

SUMMARY:   This Directive:  1.  Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the administration of medical records retention and encounter coding;  2.  Cancels Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) Memorandum, "Custody and Control of Outpatient Medical Records," dated January 31, 2000;  3.  Provides medical records retention and coding reporting in accordance with DoD Instruction 6040.40; and  4.  Provides guidance for medical records retention and encounter coding at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs).

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OPR:  ASD(HA), 703-697-2112