Rwanda Medical Procedure Coding System: Creating a Foundation for Interoperability

The Rwanda Medical Procedure Coding (RMPC) system was developed by Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, with technical assistance from the USAID-funded Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening Project, to harmonize procedure coding with an international standard. This exercise is a critical foundation for many important reforms within the health sector, including widespread implementation of electronic medical record systems, interoperability of provider billing systems with health insurance claims management, and costing and tariff settings for streamlining provider payment mechanisms.