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Army MEDCOM Regulation 40-41: Medical Service – The Patient Safety Program

Policy

This regulation outlines the activities of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Patient Safety Program (PSP) to identify and centrally report actual and potential events in medical/dental systems and processes and to improve patient safety and healthcare quality throughout the AMEDD.

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.

Evaluation of the TRICARE Program Fiscal Year 2013 Report to Congress

Report
2/28/2013

The Evaluation of the TRICARE Program: Access, Cost, and Quality, Fiscal Year 2013 Report to Congress is provided by the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA)/Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)—Defense Health Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (DHCAPE), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (OASD/HA).This ...

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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.

Navy BUMED Instruction 6000.2E: Accreditation of Fixed Medical Treatment Facilities

Policy

This instruction establishes policy, publishes procedures, and assigns responsibility for the accreditation of Navy Medicine's (NAVMED) medical treatment facilities (MTFs). This instruction is a complete revision and must be read in its entirety.

Reporting Infection Prevention and Control Data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using the National Healthcare Safety Network 12-005

Policy

The purpose of this memorandum is to update Health Affairs Policy 08-020, which implemented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) within the Military Health System (MHS).

Enrollment of Active Duty Service Members in Terminal Leave Status

Policy

This memorandum describes the enrollment policy for Active Duty Service members (ADSMs) in terminal leave status. It restates our policy and provides further guidance on how ADSMs can access health care services while on terminal leave.

Evaluation of the TRICARE Program

Report
2/28/2012

Fiscal Year 2012 Report to Congress

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Air Force Instruction 44-119: Medical Quality Operations

Policy

This instruction outlines military treatment facility (MTF) roles and responsibilities in the area of clinical performance improvement (PI), explains patient safety and risk management (RM) programs, PI/accreditation/self-inspection requirements, credentials and privileging processes, and scope of practice in order to provide optimal healthcare delivery.

Navy BUMED Instruction 6010.28: Healthcare Resolutions Program

Policy

This instruction establishes Navy Medicine strategic policy for the promotion of organizational transparency and full disclosure following unanticipated or adverse outcomes of care; to assist the enterprise in "doing the right thing" when there are unanticipated outcomes of care, treatment and services; to train and coach providers in disclosure techniques and to resolve complex healthcare issues at the earliest opportunity, outside a legal venue, with equitable resolutions for patients, providers, and the organization.

Evaluation of the TRICARE Program Fiscal Year 2011 Report to Congress

Report
2/28/2011

Section 717 of the FY 1996 NDAA (PL 104-106)

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Evaluation of the TRICARE Program Fiscal Year 2010 Report to Congress

Report
2/28/2010

The Evaluation of the TRICARE Program Fiscal Year 2010 Report to Congress is provided by: The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Health Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate (TMA/ HPA&E), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (OASD/HA). This report presents data for each of our four mission elements or ...

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Army Regulation 40-68: Clinical Quality Management

Policy

This consolidated regulation prescribes policies, procedures and responsibilities for the administration of the Clinical Quality Management Program. It includes DoD and statutory policies addressing medical services quality management requirements. In addition, it implements DoD 6025.13 – R, DoDD 6000.14 and other DoD guidance.

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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Mandatory Use of Full Patient Name and Date of Birth for Patient Identification

Policy

This memorandum requires military treatment facilities to use a patient's full name and date of birth for patient identification to standardize the patient identification process.

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