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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.

Interim Final Rule: Establishment of TRICARE Select and Other TRICARE Reforms

Policy

This interim final rule implements the primary features of section 701 and partially implements several other sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA-17). The law makes significant changes to the TRICARE program, especially to the health maintenance organization (HMO)-like health plan, known as TRICARE Prime; to the preferred provider organization (PPO) health plan, previously called TRICARE Extra which is to be replaced.

2017-2018 NAVY INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND REPORTING POLICY

Policy

U.S. Navy influenza immunization policy for the 2017-18 influenza season.

Email to All Federal Employees regarding Flu Season

Policy

A memorandum from the Health and Human Services Secretary encouraging all federal employees to get immunized against influenza.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 9/8/2017
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

Air Force 2017-2018 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Implementation Plan

Policy

Air Force policy and resources for the 2017-18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program.

DoDI Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Policy

This issuance,implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides direction for defense medical logistics (DML) strategies and programs

  • Identification #: DoD Instruction 6430.02
  • Date: 8/23/2017
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 17-007: Humane Slaughter of Animals in DoD Programs

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 in Reference (d): Provides guidance and describes procedures for the humane slaughter of animals in DoD food procurement and survival training programs and details the tasks and procedures necessary to ensure humane slaughter and compliance with applicable DoD, Federal, State, and local laws and regulations; is effective immediately and will be incorporated into a Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction when DoD Directive 6400.04E (Reference (c)) is updated; will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue; and cancels DoD Veterinary Service Activity Policy Memorandum B-003 (Reference (e)).

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 17-007
  • Date: 8/14/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: Veterinary Service

DHA-PI 6040.02: Sharing of Beneficiary Health Care Data through the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Information Exchange (HIE) Initiative

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 (e) and (g): establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to implement DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides instructions for extending the VLER HIE Initiative capability to non-active duty beneficiaries of the Military Health System (MHS); establishes the options available to beneficiaries and others who receive care who do not want to share their information through the VLER HIE Initiative with eHealth Exchange or similar partners who are outside the MHS; does not apply to Active Duty Service members, nor to Reserve Component Service members eligible to receive care in MHS facilities. In accordance with Reference (e), the information of beneficiaries in these categories will be included in MHS HIE participation, and they may not opt out; and incorporates, updates, and cancels Reference (f).

DHA-IPM 17-005: 2017-18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 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 (j) provides guidance for the Seasonal IVP. Please disseminate this message to all military activities to include, but not limited to, Commanders of Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs), immunization clinics, patient-centered medical homes, public health offices, pharmacy services, ships, aid stations, and medical logistics/supply sections that administer or order/receive/store influenza vaccine.

  • Identification #: 17-005
  • Date: 8/3/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: Influenza Seasonal

ALCOAST 2017 2018 ANNUAL INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

Policy

U.S. Coast Guard immunization policy for the 2017-18 influenza season.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 8/1/2017
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

USCG 2017-2018 ANNUAL INFLUENZA (FLU) IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM (FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS)

Policy

Immunization guidance for U.S. Coast Guard medical personnel for the 2017-18 influenza season.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 8/1/2017
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

Policy Memorandum to Establish 2018 Monthly Premium Rates for TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Retired Reserve

Policy

This policy memorandum establishes the 2018 monthly premium rates for TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Retired Reserve.

Armed Forces Reportable Medical Events Guidelines and Case Definitions Memo

Policy

The Armed Forces Reportable Medical Events Guidelines and Case Definitions (RME Guidelines) standardize reporting and tracking of disease and other conditions of public health and military importance. Timely reporting permits earlier recognition of public health events and interventions to protect the health of the force.

DoD Instruction 2000.30: Global Health Engagement Activities

Policy

This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the conduct of global health engagement activities with partner nation (PN) entities.

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