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Part II: DoD and OUSD (P&R) Specific and Unique Requirements

Policy

Outlines specific and unique requirements for Research Oversight.

DoD Instruction 6010.24: Interagency Complex Care Coordination

Policy

This instruction establishes policy and assigns responsibility for complex care coordination between the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.

IP 004 Human Research Protections Official Review of Contracted Research Information Paper

Policy

IP-004: Human Research Protections Official Review of Contracted Research Information Paper

DoD Instruction 8260.04: Military Health System Support for DoD Strategic Analysis

Policy

This instruction implements the policy in DoD Directive 8260.05 and the guidance in DoD Instruction 8260.2, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to MHS members for DoD strategic planning, programming, and analysis.

  • Identification #: DoD Instruction 8260.04
  • Date: 5/14/2015
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

Decision Paper on Implementing ESI Commercial Reject List and Prior Authorization for all Compound Medication Prescriptions

Policy
  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 5/8/2015
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

First Call Resolution and Expeditious Reply to Patient Policy

Policy

This policy requires first call resolution for all patients requesting appointments at all National Capital Region Medical Directorate medical treatment facilities. Under this policy, beneficiaries will not be asked to call back for an appointment.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Updated Definition and Reporting

Policy

This memorandum updates the DoD definition of TBI, severity of brain injury stratification, and method of data collection.

First call Resolution and Do Not Call Back Policy

Policy

This Army OTSG/MEDCOM policy identifies responsibilities of MTF commanders, primary care, specialty care and other stakeholders identified in the appointing process to ensure patient satisfaction for our beneficiaries; outlines use of alternative portals such as Army Medicine Secure Messaging, Nurse Advice Line and TRICARE Online; specific procedures are also identified to correctly transfer calls in accordance with existing access to care standards, referral management protocols, and proper use of managing clinic schedules to ensure appointing success the first time one of our patients seeks access.

Credentialing and Privileging Program

Policy

This instruction updates and reissue policy and procedures for the Credentialing and Privileging Program for the Department of the Navy (DON) as part of the DON Clinical Quality Management Program (CQMP).

Air Force Instruction 44-102: Medical Care Management

Policy

This instruction implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 44-1, Medical Operations, and provides guidance for the organization and delivery of medical care. It implements various publications of Department of Defense (DoD), recognized professional organizations, the Joint Commission (TJC), the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and appropriate health and safety agencies

PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Policy

The 2015 reprint of the PHS Policy reflects the following changes from the 2002 reprint: (1) On January 1, 2012, OLAW adopted the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition (Guide), an update of the 1996 Seventh Edition, released by the National Academy of Sciences Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) in 2011.

Approved Joint Incentive Fund Projects for FY 2015

Policy

This memorandum lists the DoD-VA Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund proposals for FY 2015.

DoD Instruction 6015.23: Foreign Military Personnel Care and Uniform Business Offices in Military Treatment Facilities

Policy

This instruction reissues and renames DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6015.23 (Reference (a)), in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (b)), to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures on provisions in the delivery of health care at MTFs in the Military Health System (MHS) regarding foreign military personnel care, Uniform Business Offices (UBOs), beneficiary counseling and assistance coordinators (BCAC), and debt collection assistance officers (DCAO).

Non-Availability of Patient Appointments at Medical Treatment Facilities

Policy

This policy is to be implemented immediately to ensure patients are not told to call back the next day for an appointment.

MEDCOM Regulation 40-49: Medical Services Surgical Counts

Policy

This regulation provides guidelines for accountability of items used during operative and other invasive procedures (inclusive of minimally invasive procedures) to ensure they are not retained in a patient. This regulation addresses which items will, at a minimum, be counted, as well as when, how, and by whom the surgical count will be performed.

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