What is the Work Center Code (MEPRS) for capturing the Hearing Conservation workload?
Hearing Conservation is part of the Army Hearing Program and will be captured in the DMHRSi tasks listed below regardless of where the service is performed. The Army Hearing Program patients include military personnel and DA civilians who are “noise exposed”. All other clinical hearing services will be captured in the “B” MEPRS Code/FCC where the patient care is being performed, i.e. BHD* - Audiology Clinic and all hearing services requiring additional diagnostic testing or rehabilitation for example, vestibular testing and tinnitus testing, will be captured in the workcenter where the work is being performed.
||MEPRS Code and Task #
|| Task Name
||Hearing Readiness Services
||Non-clinical time spent performing hearing readiness services to the military population.|
||Hearing Conservation Services
||Time spent reporting Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Risk System-Hearing Conservation downloads (medical recordkeeping and reporting).|
||Clinical Hearing Services
||Time spent performing Military (garrison) Personnel Testing (Enrollment in the Hearing Conservation Program for exposures greater than 85 dBA (decibels) on an 8 hour TWA (Time Weighted Average). Time spent conducting follow-up hearing tests to determine a temporary or permanent Significant Threshold Shift (STS). Time spent performing baseline reference audiograms at basic combat training centers. Workload Factor (WLF) only applies to Forts Jackson, Benning, Sill, Leonard Wood, and Knox).
Audiologist performing site of lesion diagnostic testing for purposes of determining fitness for duty, profiling or worker’s compensation.
||Operational Hearing Services
||Time spent conducting noise hazard identification and surveys. Time testing Equipment Validation (i.e., calibration of audiometer and testing booth). Evaluation of Personal Protective Equipment compliance and posting of noise hazardous area signs.|
Source: ANNEX C, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Year (FY) 2012 Budget Guidance, Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System (MEPRS)
Additional MEPRS Information: Medical Expense and Reporting System (MEPRS)
Back To Top