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DHA-PI 3200.01: Research and Development (R&D) Enterprise Activity (EA)

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 (p): a. Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for the Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), R&D to manage and execute, on behalf of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA)), the portion of the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation assigned to it (referred to as the “DHP Science and Technology (S&T) Program)”. The DHP S&T Program includes Budget Activities (BAs) 6.1-6.3 and 6.6. The ASD(HA) provides policy, direction, and guidance to inform planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of the DHP RDT&E appropriation in accordance with statute, regulation, and policy in Reference (a). The DAD-R&D, and Component Acquisition Executive (CAE) manage and execute DHP RDT&E Program funds aligned to them on behalf of the ASD(HA). The CAE is responsible for managing BAs 6.4, 6.5, and 6.7 funding, as well as Procurement and Operations and Maintenance funding required to support DHP-funded Acquisition Programs, regardless of acquisition activity. b. Supports the Director, DHA, in developing appropriate DHA management models to maximize efficiencies in the management and execution of DHP RDT&E-funded activities carried out by the Combatant Commands (CCMDs), Services, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Defense Agencies, and other DoD Components, as applicable. c. Codifies processes to confirm DHP RDT&E funds are applied towards medical priorities and aligned to ASD(HA) policy, direction, and guidance to develop and deliver innovative medical products and solutions that increase the readiness of the DoD medical mission in accordance with Reference (a). d. Supports the following objectives of the R&D EA: (1) Increasing the quantity, quality, and pace of medical research through improved programmatic organization, processes, and oversight. (2) Ensuring DHP RDT&E funded efforts align to ASD(HA) published program guidance that provides resourcing guidance and translates national, departmental, and Service priorities into specific program objectives. (3) Verifying alignment of DHP RDT&E funds to medical priorities and to ASD(HA) policy, direction, and guidance to ensure the development and delivery of medical materiel and knowledge solutions. (4) Facilitating coordination with the CCMDs, Services, USU, Defense Agencies, and other DoD Components, as applicable, to ensure DHP RDT&E funded activities address joint medical capability gaps, and avoid unnecessary duplication.

DHA-PI 6025.19: Population Health, Operation, and Integration across the Military Health System (MHS)

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 (j), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to: a. Oversee, manage, and administer population health management functions performed in alignment with military medical treatment facilities (MTFs). b. Identify and implement strategies that support and improve population health and health outcomes for MHS beneficiaries.

  • Identification #: DHA-PI 6025.19
  • Date: 8/9/2019
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

DHA IPM 18-007: Service Delivery Management Program

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 (e): - Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for implementing and managing high quality information technology (IT) services by the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Deputy Assistant Director Information Operations (DAD IO/J-6), Military Health System (MHS). The DHA Service Delivery Management program provides customers requesting IT services from the DAD IO/J-6 or Defense Information Systems Agency service catalogs with an on-demand, automated system that provides a single-entry point to submit service requests. The automated system enables DAD IO/J-6 to align business needs and use repeatable and scalable processes to holistically track, manage, and report on customer submitted requests for IT services from submission to fulfillment. - Is binding on DoD Components and supports the Director’s, DHA, responsibility to develop appropriate management models to maximize efficiencies in the activities carried out by the DHA. - This DHA-IPM is effective immediately; it will be converted into a DHA-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI). This DHA-IPM will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue.

  • Identification #: 18-007
  • Date: 8/7/2019
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: Technology

DHA IPM 18-006: Deputy Assistant Director Information Operations/J-6 Enterprise Activity

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 (e): - Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for exercising Health Information Technology (IT) administration and management responsibilities for the Deputy Assistant Director Information Operations/J-6 (DAD IO/J-6) functions in the Military Health System (MHS). - Is binding on DoD Components and supports the Director’s, DHA, responsibility to develop appropriate administration and management models to maximize efficiencies in the activities carried out by the DHA and outlines high-level roles and responsibilities. - Is effective immediately; it will be converted into a future DHA-Procedural Instruction. This DHA-IPM will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue.

  • Identification #: 18-006
  • Date: 8/7/2019
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 18-004: Emergency Power and Standby Generators

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 (i), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for identifying when, where, and what type of emergency power and/or standby generators are acceptable and appropriate for use within the Military Healthy System, including medical treatment facilities (MTFs), medical research facilities, and research laboratories. This DHA-IPM is effectively immediately; it will be incorporated into a DHA-Procedural Instruction and will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue or when the DHA-Procedural Instruction is signed, whichever comes first.

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 18-004
  • Date: 7/26/2019
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-PI 5400.01: Public Affairs (PA) and Strategic Communications

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 (d) through (al), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for PA and the strategic communications reporting chain and approval authority.

  • Identification #: DHA-PI 5400.01
  • Date: 7/15/2019
  • 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 (i): • Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for managing data in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers BUILDER™ SMS. • This DHA-IPM is effective immediately; it will be incorporated into a new publication. This DHA-IPM will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue.

  • Identification #: 18-001
  • Date: 7/12/2019
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA PI 6025.12: Retiree At Cost Hearing Aid Program Retiree Hearing Aid Purchase Program (RACHAP)

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI): a. Based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (r), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to establish common and uniform guidelines, standards, and procedures for all DoD MTFs providing hearing health services to beneficiaries through RACHAP. This program has been operating at self-selected MTFs without established DoD guidance. b. Enables MTFs with capacity and capability to provide hearing aid evaluation, selection, fitting, and follow-up appointments utilizing an at cost Federal Government contract price through RACHAP to RACHAP-eligible beneficiaries (“RACHAP-eligible beneficiaries” defined in the Glossary). c. Incorporates, cancels, and replaces Reference (s).

  • Identification #: 6025.12
  • Date: 7/12/2019
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: Hearing Loss

DHA-PI 6490.01: inTransition Program, Change 1

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) and (i) through (k): a. Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for implementing the DoD inTransition Program for Service members transferring or separating from the military who are receiving mental health care pursuant to Reference (g). b. Implements provisions of References (e) and (f). c. Incorporates and cancels Reference (h).

  • Identification #: DHA-PI 6490.01
  • Date: 7/12/2019
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

CY 2019 Outpatient Rates Letter

Policy

CY 2019 Outpatient Rates Letter

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 6/20/2019
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

DHA PI 3201.05: Technology Transfer (T2) 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 (t), establishes responsibilities, procedures, and guidance for the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) T2 program.

  • Identification #: 3201.05
  • Date: 6/20/2019
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: Technology

DHA-MSR 6025.02: The Care and Use of Animals in DoD Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) or Training Programs

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Multi-Service Regulation (DHA-MSR), based on the authority of References (a) through (af), issues Service regulations to implement Reference (q). As such, this DHA-MSR establishes the procedures to set forth policies, procedures, and responsibilities for the care and use of animals used in RDT&E or training that is conducted or supported within the continental United States and outside of the continental United States by DoD programs. This DHA-MSR covers any animal, as defined in the Glossary, being used or intended for use in RDT&E or training programs.

  • Identification #: DHA-MSR 6025.02
  • Date: 6/18/2019
  • Type: Administrative Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

DHA IPM 19-005: BUILDER™ Sustainment Management System (SMS)

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 (i): • Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for managing data in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers BUILDER™ SMS. • This DHA-IPM is effective immediately; it will be incorporated into a new publication. This DHA-IPM will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue.

  • Identification #: 19-005
  • Date: 6/18/2019
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA PI 6025.17: Healthcare Resolutions, Disclosure, Clinical Conflict Management and Healthcare Provider (HCP) Resiliency and Support in the Military Health System (MHS)

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) through (c), and in accordance with the guidance (d) through (m), establishes Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to: a. Promulgate guidance, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for the MHS Healthcare Resolutions Program as a major part of the MHS commitment to transparency. b. Establish MHS procedures and implement DoD and DHA policies on issues related to management and disclosure of adverse, unexpected or unanticipated events, clinical conflict, and HCP resiliency and support. c. Outline roles and responsibilities in the areas of disclosure of adverse and unexpected events, clinical conflict management, a patient’s right to be heard, and HCP resiliency and support in the MHS.

  • Identification #: 6025.17
  • Date: 6/18/2019
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Methodology Determination of 2020 Premium Rates for TRICARE Reserve Select

Policy

This document describes how the calendar year 2020 TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) premium rates were calculated

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