OUR MISSION: The Mission of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) MEPRS Branch is to provide guidance and assistance to MTF personnel with all MEPRS and DMHRSi requirements to include analysis of data from various military systems of health.
OUR VISION: It is our vision to provide CRDAMC personnel the highest level of competency and customer service by providing the latest, up-to-date information on MEPRS and DMHRSi for our medical center personnel.
Chief, MEPRS: (254) 286-7367
DMHRSI LEAD: (254) 288-8956
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|Bldg. 36001, Room 327 and Room 328
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Fort Hood, Texas 76544
MEPRS is a cost management system that accumulates and reports expenses, manpower, and workload performed by Department of Defense (DoD) fixed military medical and dental treatment facilities. It is the basis for establishing a uniform reporting methodology that provides consistent financial and operating performance data to assist managers who are responsible for health care delivery.
Data Quality/Productivity Metrics:
These reports are part of several MEDCOM and TMA data quality metrics.
EAS is a Tri-Service system developed to reduce the labor required in collecting and computing expense data. The system produces MEPRS reports by integrating financial, manpower, and workload data into a total cost and average cost per output for each work center. The version of EAS currently under development is EAS IV. The EAS IV automated information system (AIS) is a data repository that provides standardized reporting of expense, personnel, and workload data by DoD medical and dental facilities at the facility level. EAS IV is essential for the implementation of capitation-based budgeting and managed care with DoD and will serve as the primary source of cost data for various studies and for calculating rates for third-party collections.
The Defense Medical Human Resource System (DMHRSi) supports the Military Health System (MHS) by integrating critical medical human resource information in an accurate and timely manner for all levels of MHS. The system is designed to provide a single integrated solution for the tasks of managing and supporting time-sensitive decisions regarding medical personnel, readiness, training, patient acuity, workload and financial reporting, and other human resource requirements for efficient resource and contingency planning. Users have the ability to perform analysis of personnel trends and subsequently manage a shifting resources pool.
The Workload Management System for Nursing (WMSN) is a management tool used to assess nursing personnel staffing based on patients' nursing care needs. Nurses classify patients according to an assessment of their nursing care needs for the next 24 hour period and determine the total number of nursing care hours (NCH) a unit's patients will require. This system provides solid factors to begin planning for patient care. It is important to note that the strength of the WMSN is knowing its capabilities and limitations. The WMSN cannot stand as a single method for determining staffing requirements but when used properly, the WMSN can provide a good starting point for assessing the staffing needs of your unit.
AMPO approval is required for use of 4th level MEPRS Functional Cost Codes (FCCs) by medical treatment facilities (MTFs) prior to being activated at the local level. Due to pending system changes and future transformation of Military Health Care, efforts are being made to standardize MEPRS/FCC reporting for all Army, Air Force, and Navy MTFs. A standardized MEPRS/FCC cannot be used to record a different function than prescribed and approved by AMPO.
The following directives and regulations set forth the policies and procedures implementing the statute:
- DOD 6010.13-M
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