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Medical Management (MM) Programs in the Direct Care System (DCS) and Remote Areas 602520p

Policy

Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes uniform guidelines, procedures, and standards for the implementation of clinical case management (CM) in the Military Health System (MHS), for TRICARE beneficiaries including care of the wounded, ill, and injured (WII). Defines terms for MM, implements polices, assigns responsibilities, and specifies content for activities within the military treatment facilities (MTF). Establishes an interdependent MM system between the direct care system and purchased care system to improve the delivery and the quality of healthcare.

Expansion of the Chiropractic Program 13-001

Policy

Chiropractic services may now be added at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) that do not offer the service, subject to Military Department approval procedures and available funding. This change recognizes several requests from MTFs to add chiropractic services and the incorporation of chiropractic care in various pain management programs. Each Military Department shall establish its own policy for their MTFs to request approval to add chiropractic services or to transfer chiropractic authorizations to other MTFs.

Guidelines for Suspension and Reinstatement of TRICARE Reserve Select Coverage 12-009

Policy

This memorandum clarifies the procedures under title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 199.24(d)(3) for suspending TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) coverage for up to 12 months and, upon request from a TRS member/survivor request, lifting the suspension, which will reinstate coverage with no break.

Defense Health Board Annual Review of Department of Defense Deployment Health Centers

Report
3/19/2012

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TRICARE Policy for Access to Care

Policy

This memorandum rescinds and replaces several previously-issued Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (ASD[HA]) policy memoranda regarding TRICARE policy for access to care. To the extent practicable, this policy applies to overseas locations and to the TRICARE Overseas Program contractor with consideration that overseas/foreign locations often present unique circumstances.

Veteran to Veteran Helpline Program A National Model

Presentation
5/11/2010

Veteran to Veteran Helpline Program A National Model briefing presented to the Defense Health Board May 11, 2010

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Design Plans for Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir

Report
5/1/2009

Defense Health Board: Design Plans for Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir

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Access to Health Care | Research and Innovation

Military Health System's Guide to Access Success

Publication
12/15/2008

This document establishes roles, responsibilities, definitions and guidance for implementing, sustaining and managing military treatment facility (MTF) Access to Care (ATC) in the Military Health System (MHS).

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Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety | Access to Health Care | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes at Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Center

Report
4/13/2007

Defense Health Board Report on Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes at Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Center

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Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes at Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Center

Report
4/1/2007

Defense Health Board Report on Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes at Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Center

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Access to Health Care

Medical Management (MM) Programs in the Direct Care System (DCS) and Remote Areas 602520p

Policy

Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes uniform guidelines, procedures, and standards for the implementation of clinical case management (CM) in the Military Health System (MHS), for TRICARE beneficiaries including care of the wounded, ill, and injured (WII). Defines terms for MM, implements polices, assigns responsibilities, and specifies content for activities within the military treatment facilities (MTF). Establishes an interdependent MM system between the direct care system and purchased care system to improve the delivery and the quality of healthcare.

Expansion of the Chiropractic Program 13-001

Policy

Chiropractic services may now be added at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) that do not offer the service, subject to Military Department approval procedures and available funding. This change recognizes several requests from MTFs to add chiropractic services and the incorporation of chiropractic care in various pain management programs. Each Military Department shall establish its own policy for their MTFs to request approval to add chiropractic services or to transfer chiropractic authorizations to other MTFs.

Guidelines for Suspension and Reinstatement of TRICARE Reserve Select Coverage 12-009

Policy

This memorandum clarifies the procedures under title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 199.24(d)(3) for suspending TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) coverage for up to 12 months and, upon request from a TRS member/survivor request, lifting the suspension, which will reinstate coverage with no break.

Defense Health Board Annual Review of Department of Defense Deployment Health Centers

Report
3/19/2012

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Access to Health Care

TRICARE Policy for Access to Care

Policy

This memorandum rescinds and replaces several previously-issued Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (ASD[HA]) policy memoranda regarding TRICARE policy for access to care. To the extent practicable, this policy applies to overseas locations and to the TRICARE Overseas Program contractor with consideration that overseas/foreign locations often present unique circumstances.

Veteran to Veteran Helpline Program A National Model

Presentation
5/11/2010

Veteran to Veteran Helpline Program A National Model briefing presented to the Defense Health Board May 11, 2010

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Access to Health Care

Design Plans for Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir

Report
5/1/2009

Defense Health Board: Design Plans for Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir

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Access to Health Care | Research and Innovation

Military Health System's Guide to Access Success

Publication
12/15/2008

This document establishes roles, responsibilities, definitions and guidance for implementing, sustaining and managing military treatment facility (MTF) Access to Care (ATC) in the Military Health System (MHS).

Recommended Content:

Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety | Access to Health Care | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes at Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Center

Report
4/13/2007

Defense Health Board Report on Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes at Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Center

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Access to Health Care

Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes at Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Center

Report
4/1/2007

Defense Health Board Report on Rehabilitative Care and Administrative Processes at Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Center

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Access to Health Care
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