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The DHA Charter (DODD 5136.13) delegates the Director, DHA, authority to establish and maintain, for functions assigned, a publication system for regulations, instructions, and reference documents.  

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Mar 25, 2021

Memorandum: #20-003, COVID-19 Medical Coding Policy

.PDF | 436.92 KB

Handout that accompanies the DHA Policy Memorandum about the COVID-19 Medical Coding Policy; updated to include the 2021 procedure and diagnosis codes for COVID-19, including the new vaccination and treatment codes.

  • Identification #: 20-003
  • Type: Memorandum
Policy
Feb 2, 2021

Memorandum: Medical Billing Rates for Care Provided to Foreign Nationals Under Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements in Deployed/Non-Fixed Medical Facilities

.PDF | 290.70 KB

This memorandum updates reimbursement rates for medical services funded by the Military Departments (MLLDEPs) and provided at Department of Defense (DOD) deployed/nonfixed medical facilities to foreign nationals covered under Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements (ACSAs).

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Type: Memorandum
Policy
Jan 29, 2021

Memorandum: Military Service by Transgender Persons and Persons with Gender Dysphoria

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On Jan. 25, 2021, the President signed an Executive Order entitled, "Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform," allowing all transgender individuals who wish to serve in the U.S. military and can meet the appropriate standards be able to do so openly and free from discrimination. The Military Health System will continue to ...

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  • Type: Memorandum
Policy
Dec 31, 2020

Memorandum: Supplemental Guidance for Providing DOD Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccines to DOD Contractor Employees and Select Foreign Nationals

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This memorandum provides supplemental guidance on the provision of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, in accordance with reference (a). The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is the lead coordinating DOD Component for executing this guidance, in coordination with the Military Departments and other DOD Components as appropriate.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Type: Memorandum
Policy
Dec 7, 2020

Memorandum: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine Guidance

This memorandum provides guidance on the provision of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is the lead coordinating DOD Component for executing this guidance, in coordination with the Military Departments and other DOD Components.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Type: Memorandum
Policy
Oct 27, 2020

Guideline: #PGI 224.1-90, Personally Identifiable Information, Protected Health Information, and Federal Information Requirements

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This PGI provides standard language that shall be included in all purchased and non-purchased care solicitations and contracts where the contractor’s performance involves access to PII/PHI (unless those solicitations and contracts incorporate the TRICARE Manuals in their entirety, in which case this PGI does not apply).

  • Identification #: PGI 224.1-90
  • Type: Guideline
Policy
Sep 17, 2020

Directive: #DODD 6420.02, DOD Biosurveillance

Establishes policy and assigns responsibility for enterprise wide biosurveillance coordination to enhance force health and warfighter readiness through more integrated, accountable, efficient, and effective biosurveillance activities

  • Identification #: DODD 6420.02
  • Type: Directive
Policy
Sep 4, 2020

Instruction: #DODI 6130.03 Volume 2, Medical Standards For Military Service Retention

This instruction is composed of two volumes, each containing its own purpose. In accordance with the authority in DOD Directive 5124.02 this instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for medical standards for the Military Services; This volume establishes medical retention standards and the Retention Medical ...

  • Identification #: DODI 6130.03 Volume 2
  • Type: Instruction
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