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DHA-IPM 18-003: Retiree at Cost Hearing Aid Program

Policy

The intent of this Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) is to establish common and uniform guidelines, standards, and procedures for all DoD MTFs providing hearing care services to beneficiaries under RACHAP authority. As a result of Section 713 of the NDAA FY 2017, this DHA-IPM expands RACHAP services to include eligible dependents of certain former members of the uniformed Services.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 3/23/2018
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA IPM 18-002: Guidance for Service Implementation of In-Theater Mental Health Assessments (MHAs)

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) through (c), and in accordance with the guidance of References (d) and (f): With the concurrence and on behalf of Joint Staff, assigns responsibilities and provides instructions for implementing Reference (d), which requires an MHA once during every 180 days a Service member is deployed in accordance with Reference (f). Is effective immediately; it will be incorporated into DHA-Procedural Instruction 6490.03, “Deployment Health.” This DHA-IPM will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue.

  • Identification #: DHA IPM 18-002
  • Date: 2/20/2018
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA PI 6025.25: Military Health System (MHS) Drug Take Back (DTB) Program

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (g): - Describes procedures for MHS organizations to offer beneficiaries the option of returning their controlled and non-controlled prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for disposal through a DTB program. The DTB program will provide an environmentally safe method for beneficiaries to properly and safely remove unused and expired medications from circulation, including medications that can be used for suicide or suicide attempts and have the potential for misuse, diversion, or accidental poisoning. - Details the tasks and procedures necessary to ensure successful implementation of the MHS DTB program within military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs).

DHA TM 4165.01, Volume 2: Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support – Facilities Management (DMLSS-FM): Requirements Module

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Technical Manual (DHA-TM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (h), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for managing data in the Military Health System’s (MHS) Computer Aided Facility Management/Computerized Maintenance Management System (CAFM/CMMS) of record, DMLSS-FM.

  • Identification #: 4165.01, Volume 2
  • Date: 2/20/2018
  • Type: DHA Technical Manual
  • Topics: N/A

DHA PI 6025.03 DHA Publication System

Policy

Standard Processes and Criteria for Establishing Urgent Care (UC) Services and Expanded Hours and Appointment Availability in Primary Care in Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) to Support an Integrated Health Care System (IHCS)

  • Identification #: DHA PI 6025.03
  • Date: 1/30/2018
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

DHA IPM 18-001: Standard Appointing Processes, Procedures, Hours of Operation, Productivity, Performance Measures and Appointment Types in Primary, Specialty, and Behavioral Health Care in Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (l): Describes procedures for implementing uniform accountability and business rules for referral management and specialty care appointing. The DHA-IPM will provide clarifications to References (d) and (f). This DHA-IPM is effective immediately. It will be incorporated into a future DHA Procedural Instruction. This DHA-IPM will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue.

  • Identification #: DHA IPM 18-001
  • Date: 1/26/2018
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 17-001: Use of Tri-Service Workflow Core Adult and Pediatric Forms for Screening and Documentation of Primary Care Outpatient Face-to-Face Encounters with Providers

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) and (d): Describes procedures for implementing TSWF adult and pediatric core forms for screening and documenting military treatment facility (MTF) outpatient face-to-face encounters with providers in primary care in the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) system and the new Electronic Health Record, Military Health System (MHS Genesis). Please disseminate this message to all MTF Commanders.

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 17-001
  • Date: 12/13/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 16-003: Interim Procedures Memorandum, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Access to Methods of Contraception and Contraceptive Counseling

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) establishes comprehensive standards on care with respect to methods of contraception and counseling on methods of contraception for members of the Armed Forces and all who are eligible for medical services through the Military Health System (MHS).

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 16-003
  • Date: 12/11/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: Women's Health

DHA-IPM 16-004: Interim Procedures Memorandum, Sexual Assault Medical Management with Consideration of Male Service members of the Armed Forces

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) establishes a plan to improve medical care response to victims of sexual assault so that victims receive a coordinated, compassionate, and competent approach to address both physical and behavioral healthcare needs within the Military Health System (MHS).

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 16-004
  • Date: 12/11/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: Sexual Assault Prevention

DHA-IPM 17-009: Nurse Advice Line Program Operations Guidance

Policy

This Defense Health Agency Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) describes the mission and objectives of the Nurse Advice Line Program and provides guidance and direction on the expected roles and responsibilities at all levels of the Military Health System (MHS).

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 17-009
  • Date: 12/11/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

Joint Publication 4-02: Joint Health Services

Policy

This publication provides doctrine to plan, prepare, and execute joint and combined health services across the range of military operations.

  • Identification #: Joint Publication 4-02
  • Date: 12/11/2017
  • Type: Joint Publication
  • Topics: N/A

ALARACT 2017-2018 INFLUENZA PREVENTION PROGRAM - SURVEILLANCE AND VACCINATION

Policy

ALARACT on the 2017-18 Influenza Prevention Program.

  • Identification #: ALARACT 099/2017
  • Date: 11/15/2017
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: Influenza Seasonal

TRICARE Retail Refund DoD Pricing Agreement

Policy

This agreement satisfies the requirement of TRICARE regulation (32 CFR 199.21(q)(2)(i)) for a manufacturer’s written agreement and for establishing refund procedures (32 CFR 199.21(q)(3)(i)).

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 11/15/2017
  • Type: Guidelines
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 17-008: Utilization of Tri-Service Workflow (TSWF) Case Management (CM) Screening Form for Adult and Pediatric Beneficiaries

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (b) and (c), and in accordance with the guidance of References (d)–(g): Provides guidance to the Service Departments regarding standardized Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) implementation of Adult and Pediatric TSWF Forms that support telephonic, virtual, and face-to-face screening and documentation of CM services within the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application system and future Electronic Health Record, Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS. Is effective immediately and should be included within Military Service Medical Management policies and guidance. This DHA-IPM will expire 12 months from date of issue and be replaced with an enduring DHA Procedural Instruction to support sustained implementation in MTFs.

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 17-008
  • Date: 10/24/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-PM 6015.01: Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) Uniform Business Office (UBO) Operations

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedures Manual (DHA-PM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (ah), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to: Provide guidelines for the operation of MTF UBOs. It prescribes uniform billing procedures and accounting practices for the management and follow-up of patient accounts, including collecting, depositing, posting, and reconciliation. Prescribe procedures for the Third Party Collections (TPCs), Medical Services Account (MSA), and Medical Affirmative Claims (MAC) programs, such as identification of beneficiaries who have other health insurance (OHI), coordination of benefits, and recovery of claims.

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