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External Appeal

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An appeal that has been elevated to the external chain of responsibility at the national quality monitoring contractor (NQMC) and  Defense Health Agency (DHA) levels, to provide an independent review. An external appeal may be exercised when the internal appeal process does not provide a resolution for the beneficiary.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.14: DoD Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in the Military Health System

Last Updated: December 05, 2018

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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