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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: 7/9/2018
  • Type: Guidelines
  • Topics: N/A

Guidance for the 2018-2019 Annual Influenza Immunization Program

Policy

ASD(HA) memo detailing the forthcoming immunization requirements for the 2018-19 influenza season.

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) through (c), and in accordance with the guidance of References (d) through (j) and Reference (l): Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to describe standard appointing processes, procedures, and appointment types in primary, specialty, and behavioral healthcare in Defense Health Program (DHP)-funded Department of Defense (DoD) MTFs. This DHA-IPM is effective immediately and cancels Reference (k); it must 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: 7/3/2018
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 17-004: Transition to a New, Single Healthcare Industry Organization to Certify Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) in the Direct Care System

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (f) and (g), and in accordance with the guidance of References (a) and (b) through (e): Describes the Services’ and Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) responsibilities for the direct care system’s transition from the current certifying body for PCMHs to a new, single certifying body to be used uniformly across the direct care system. A common set of leading healthcare industry standards based on universal PCMH principles against which military PCMHs will be evaluated supports consistency in PCMH implementation, identifies necessary actions to reduce variance in clinical procedures across the direct care system, and measures the effectiveness of PCMH partnership with specialty care to better coordinate and integrate care. The use of PCMH standards will allow objective comparison of military PCMHs against leading civilian PCMHs. Will expire effective 12 months from date of issue and will be incorporated into a future DHA-Procedural Instruction (PI) for MTF PCMHs. The Services will incorporate this DHA-IPM, and future DHA-PI, into Military Service Department PCMH policies.

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 17-004
  • Date: 6/27/2018
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA PI 6025.07: Naloxone in the MTFs

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) through (c), and in accordance with the guidance of References (d) through (h), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for prescribing and dispensing naloxone by pharmacists in MTFs to eligible beneficiaries, upon beneficiary request, or when the pharmacist determines the beneficiary meets the established criteria for being at risk for a life-threatening opiate overdose.

DHA PI 6025.04: Pain Management and Opioid Safety in the MHS

Policy

The purpose of our MHS Pain Management Campaign is to enable Clinical Communities to provide evidence-based pain management guided by clinical practice guidelines (CPGs): effectively treat acute and chronic pain; promote non-pharmacologic treatment; prevent acute pain from becoming chronic; and minimize use of opioids with appropriate prescribing only when indicated. The Pain Management Clinical Support Service achieves these ends through clinical improvements in pain care, clinician and patient education, and research. This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI) is a dual effort between the Pain Management Clinical Support Service and the Clinical Communities to achieve our stated purpose through implementation of the MHS Stepped Care Model.

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 #: N/A
  • Date: 6/5/2018
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA PI 6025.06: Standardized Templates for Primary Care Clinical Encounter Documentation

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 (d), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for all DoD Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) providing healthcare services in the direct care system. In support of direct care system MTFs delivering a standard scope of primary care to all beneficiaries, clinicians will use standardized electronic entry forms for electronic health record systems. This is in compliance with Reference (d). Standardized templates supporting clinical practice guidelines, care pathways, and standardized workflow will be used for documenting all outpatient face-to-face encounters in primary care. Tri-Service Workflow (TSWF) adult and pediatric CORE forms will be used in Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), and the equivalent forms within Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS.

  • Identification #: DHA PI 6025.06
  • Date: 5/16/2018
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

DHA PI 6200.05: Force Health Protection Quality Assurance (FHPQA) 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 (ab), establishes the procedures for the FHPQA Program as defined in Reference (z). This DHA-PI applies to: a. OSD, the Military Departments (including the United States Coast Guard (USCG) at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security by agreement with that Department), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the DoD, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this DHA-PI as the “DoD Components”). b. Civilian personnel, as defined in Reference (e), and DoD contractor personnel authorized to accompany the force (CAAF), in accordance with References (j), (m), and (n), respectively.

  • Identification #: DHA PI 6200.05
  • Date: 5/2/2018
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: Health Readiness

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 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
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