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Defense Health Agency Publications

The DHA Charter (DoDD 5136.13) delegates the Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA) authority to establish and maintain, for functions assigned, a publication system for regulations, instructions, and reference documents. The Publications System Office (PSO) supports readiness as the DHA's centralized publications management office. PSO administers, indexes, and manages the DHA publication repository.

  • As publications are completed and cleared for public release, they will be made available in the digital library.
  • If you have questions about a publication, contact the Publication System Office at 1-703-681-0368.

DHA Publications Digital Library

Welcome to the digital collection of unclassified publications issued by the DHA Director. All publications located here are approved for public release.

File Date Description
DHA-IPM 16-003: Interim Procedures Memorandum, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Access to Methods of Contraception and Contraceptive Counseling 12/11/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) establishes comprehensive standards on care with respect to methods of contraception and counseling on methods of contraception for members of the Armed Forces and all who are eligible for medical services through the Military Health System (MHS).
DHA-IPM 16-004: Interim Procedures Memorandum, Sexual Assault Medical Management with Consideration of Male Service members of the Armed Forces 12/11/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) establishes a plan to improve medical care response to victims of sexual assault so that victims receive a coordinated, compassionate, and competent approach to address both physical and behavioral healthcare needs within the Military Health System (MHS).
DHA-IPM 17-009: Nurse Advice Line Program Operations Guidance 12/11/2017 This Defense Health Agency Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) describes the mission and objectives of the Nurse Advice Line Program and provides guidance and direction on the expected roles and responsibilities at all levels of the Military Health System (MHS).
DHA-IPM 17-008: Utilization of Tri-Service Workflow (TSWF) Case Management (CM) Screening Form for Adult and Pediatric Beneficiaries 10/24/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (b) and (c), and in accordance with the guidance of References (d)–(g): Provides guidance to the Service Departments regarding standardized Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) implementation of Adult and Pediatric TSWF Forms that support telephonic, virtual, and face-to-face screening and documentation of CM services within the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application system and future Electronic Health Record, Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS. Is effective immediately and should be included within Military Service Medical Management policies and guidance. This DHA-IPM will expire 12 months from date of issue and be replaced with an enduring DHA Procedural Instruction to support sustained implementation in MTFs.
DHA-PM 6015.01: Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) Uniform Business Office (UBO) Operations 10/24/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Procedures Manual (DHA-PM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (ah), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to: Provide guidelines for the operation of MTF UBOs. It prescribes uniform billing procedures and accounting practices for the management and follow-up of patient accounts, including collecting, depositing, posting, and reconciliation. Prescribe procedures for the Third Party Collections (TPCs), Medical Services Account (MSA), and Medical Affirmative Claims (MAC) programs, such as identification of beneficiaries who have other health insurance (OHI), coordination of benefits, and recovery of claims.
DHA-IPM 17-007: Humane Slaughter of Animals in DoD Programs 8/14/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) through (c) and in accordance with the guidance in Reference (d): Provides guidance and describes procedures for the humane slaughter of animals in DoD food procurement and survival training programs and details the tasks and procedures necessary to ensure humane slaughter and compliance with applicable DoD, Federal, State, and local laws and regulations; is effective immediately and will be incorporated into a Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction when DoD Directive 6400.04E (Reference (c)) is updated; will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue; and cancels DoD Veterinary Service Activity Policy Memorandum B-003 (Reference (e)).
DHA-PI 6040.02: Sharing of Beneficiary Health Care Data through the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Information Exchange (HIE) Initiative 8/14/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (e) and (g): establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to implement DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides instructions for extending the VLER HIE Initiative capability to non-active duty beneficiaries of the Military Health System (MHS); establishes the options available to beneficiaries and others who receive care who do not want to share their information through the VLER HIE Initiative with eHealth Exchange or similar partners who are outside the MHS; does not apply to Active Duty Service members, nor to Reserve Component Service members eligible to receive care in MHS facilities. In accordance with Reference (e), the information of beneficiaries in these categories will be included in MHS HIE participation, and they may not opt out; and incorporates, updates, and cancels Reference (f).
DHA-IPM 17-005: 2017-18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program 8/3/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (j) provides guidance for the Seasonal IVP. Please disseminate this message to all military activities to include, but not limited to, Commanders of Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs), immunization clinics, patient-centered medical homes, public health offices, pharmacy services, ships, aid stations, and medical logistics/supply sections that administer or order/receive/store influenza vaccine.
DHA-TM 4165.01, Volume 1: Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support-Facilities Management (DMLSS-FM) Volume 1: Facilities Inventory Module 7/10/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Technical Manual (DHA-TM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (w), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for managing data in the Military Health System’s (MHS) Computer Aided Facility Management/Computerized Maintenance Management System (CAFM/CMMS) of record, DMLSS-FM.
DHA-IPM 17-003: Accounting for Defense Health Program (DHP) Primary Care Managers (PCMs) 6/27/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) provides guidance on the establishment of use of uniform accountability and business rules for accounting of PCMs in Defense Medical Human Resource System-internet (DMHRSi).
DHA-IPM 17-004: Transition to a New, Single Healthcare Industry Organization to Certify Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) in the Direct Care System 6/27/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) describes the Services’ and Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) responsibilities for the direct care system’s transition from the current certifying body for PCMHs to a new, single certifying body to be used uniformly across the direct care system. A common set of leading healthcare industry standards based on universal PCMH principles against which military PCMHs will be evaluated supports consistency in PCMH implementation, identifies necessary actions to reduce variance in clinical procedures across the direct care system, and measures the effectiveness of PCMH partnership with specialty care to better coordinate and integrate care. The use of PCMH standards will allow objective comparison of military PCMHs against leading civilian PCMHs.
DHA-PI 4165.01: Real Property Asset (RPA) Management 6/22/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (u), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for managing the Military Health System’s (MHS) Real Property Inventory (RPI).
DHA-PI 6025.02: Nondiscrimination in Military Health System (MHS) Health Programs and Activities 6/9/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (k), establishes procedures to implement statutory nondiscrimination requirements applicable to federally-assisted and federally-conducted health programs and activities under Reference (d) in the MHS.
DHA-PI 6490.01: inTransition Program 5/23/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (g) and (i) through (k): a. Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for implementing the DoD inTransition Program for Service members transferring or separating from the military who are receiving mental health care pursuant to Reference (g). b. Implements provisions of References (e) and (f). c. Incorporates and cancels Reference (h).
DHA-PI 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program 5/9/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (w), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for annual PHAs in Active Duty and Reserve Components of the DoD.
DHA-PI 6200.01: Comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program 4/24/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (j), assigns responsibilities and establishes procedures for implementing a comprehensive infection prevention plan across the Military Health System (MHS).
DHA-PI 1025.01: Health Education and Training Electronic Learning (eLearning) Product Development and Sustainment 2/16/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (j), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) processes and procedures for development and sustainment of health education and training eLearning products for the Military Health System (MHS).
DHA-PI 6040.01: Implementation Guidance for the Utilization of DD Form 1380, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Card 1/20/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authorities of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (i), provides procedures on the use of the DD Form 1380, TCCC card, June 2014, as revised from DD Form 1380, U.S. Field Medical Card, December 1991, for standardized and consistent documentation of prehospital care by the Military Departments. Use of the DD Form 1380, TCCC card, in the prehospital environment, by both medical and non-medical first responders for battle and non-battle injuries is the preferred method of documentation in accordance with Reference (d) and an approved form to document care in accordance with Reference (e).
DHA IPM 17-002: Specialty Care Referral Accountability and Business Rules 1/19/2017 This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (l): Describes procedures for implementing uniform accountability and business rules for referral management and specialty care appointing. The DHA-IPM will provide clarifications to References (d) and (f). This DHA-IPM is effective immediately. It will be incorporated into a future DHA Procedural Instruction. This DHA-IPM will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue.
DHA PI Number 6025.01: Implementing the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) across the Military Health System (MHS) 12/8/2016 This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI) assigns responsibilities and establishes uniform guidelines, standards, and procedures for all DoD Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) providing healthcare services in the direct care system to implement the surgical quality and reporting guidelines developed by ACS NSQIP, as well as DoD procedural requirements.
DHA-PI 6025.05: Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) for Health Care Providers (HCPs) 10/11/2016 This Defense Health Agency Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (h), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA’s) procedures for implementing the authority for PSCs for HCPs.
DHA-IPM 16-002: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program 8/11/2016 This Interim Procedures Memorandum provides guideance for the 2016-2017 seasonal influenza vaccination program.
DHA IPM 16-001: MHS Drug Take Back (DTB) 6/13/2016 Describes procedures for MHS organizations to offer beneficiaries the option of returning their controlled and non-controlled prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for disposal through a DTB program.
DHA TM 7220.01: CCAS Object Class Code Crosswalk 4/29/2016 The object class code is a data element that captures what products and services are being procured. This document is intended to be accompany the DHA Technical Manual number 7220.01 - DHP CCAS Guidance.
DHA TM 7220.01: DHP Common Cost Accounting Structure (CCAS) Guidance 4/29/2016 The Technical Manual establishes common structure and accounting practices for the budgetary and cost accounting field and will complement the programming and budgeting guidance that is currently prepared to assist the Service Medical Activities in the preparation and submission of their program objective memorandum.
DHA IPM 15-001: VLER for non-active duty beneficiaries 10/1/2015 Implements DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides instructions for extending the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) health initiative capability to non-active duty beneficiaries of the Military Health System (MHS) and establishes the options available to non-active duty beneficiaries who do not want to share their information through VLER Health with eHealth Exchange partners who are outside the MHS.
DHA IPM 15-002: HIT Financial Management Plan and Governance Business Rules 10/1/2015 Assigns responsibilities and provides procedures for an expenditure approval process for Health Information Technology (HIT) transition from local Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) and Service-centric management of HIT processes to an enterprise management model. It also provides: (1) a phased approach to DHA HIT financial management implementation, (2) business rules for Military Health System (MHS) Governance of HIT, and (3) procedures for Component Information Technology (IT) submission requests into DHA HIT Governance.
DHA PI 5025.01: DHA Publication System 8/21/2015 DHA Procedural Instruction 5025.01 establishes the DHA Publication System and provides guidance, assigns responsibilities, and sets procedures for the development, coordination, approval, publication, and review of Defense Health Agency (DHA) publications.

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