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MHS quickly adapted to improve patient experience during pandemic

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Faced with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Military Health System (MHS) responded swiftly to fight the novel coronavirus and deliver necessary medical care, routine health care and services to maintain a medical ready force....

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To ensure we provide the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Military Health System created this all-inclusive information center, which is updated regularly. The Department of Defense is following guidance from the White House and coordinating with our interagency partners to provide a comprehensive, government-approved list of resources.

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DOD surpasses 2 million COVID-19 vaccines worldwide

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Children’s well-being contributes immeasurably to force readiness

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Telemedicine advances put to the test during pandemic

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DOD healthcare leaders give COVID-19 update, praise DHA personnel

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Dover Air Force Base features ‘Park ‘N Pickup’ pharmacy

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TAB A MEO COVID19 Medical Coding Policy

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Memorandum for DHA Staff - Military Medical Treatment Facilities to Implement Updated DHA COVID-19 Medical Coding Policy

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 3/25/2021
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: Coronavirus

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Establishes the DHA procedures to standardize the coding for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) within military medical treatment facilities (MTFs). This memorandum replaces DHA-Policy Memorandum 20-003 of July 1, 2020. Attachment 1 was updated to include the 2021 procedure and diagnosis codes for COVID-19, including the new vaccination and treatment codes.

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  • Date: 3/25/2021
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: Coronavirus

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