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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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In the DHA Publications Library, you'll find the following types of documents:

  • DHA-Procedural Instructions (DHA-PI): Implements policy, assigns responsibilities within a functional area that standardizes processes to be used throughout the DOD in the administration of all authorized DOD medical and dental programs. Provides overarching procedures to execute policy within the DOD. Issues program direction for the execution of policy within the DOD.
  • DHA-Procedures Manuals (DHA-PM): DHA-PMs implement policy within a functional area that standardizes processes to be used throughout activities of the DOD in the administration of all authorized DOD medical and dental programs by providing detailed procedures on managing or operating functional areas and providing administrative information. 
  • DHA-Technical Manuals (DHA-TM): DHA-TMs provide procedures for operation, maintenance, and training requirements to deploy a process or system.
  • DHA-Interim Procedures Memorandums (DHA-IPM): Issued only for time-sensitive actions and only when time constraints prevent publishing a new DHA-AI, DHA-PI, DHA-TM, or DHA-PM.  Effective for no more than 12 months from the date signed.
  • DHA-Administrative Instructions (DHA-AI): Implements policies and procedures governing DHA Headquarters and DHA Components (activities under the authority, direction, and control of DHA).
  • DHA-Multi-Service Regulations (DHA-MSR): A regulation containing principles, terms, tactics, techniques, and procedures used by the forces of one or two Services to perform a common military function.  It is approved by two or more Services and is promulgated as a Service regulation/ publication.  It may include differing perspectives on operational employment and is authoritative to the same extent as other Service publications but requires judgement in application. 

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MDR Future PDTS

Technical Document
1/26/2022

This file contains the future specification for the Pharmacy Data Transaction Service (PDTS) table for the Military Health System Data Repository (MDR) database.

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Risk Management Framework Process Workflow

Publication
1/26/2022

The RMF is the process that the Information System Security Managers use to get and maintain an Authority To Operate (ATO).

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DHMS 2021 Annual Report

Publication
1/26/2022

Catalyst for Change. Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2021.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers: Contact Us - Billing and Pricing

FAQs
1/24/2022

Questions and answers about Billing and Pricing

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Current U.S. Military Uniforms

Publication
1/25/2022

Use this guide to select photos of service members in the current camouflage uniform.

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Brand Resources for Communicators

TRICARE Benefits/Programs for the National Guard and Reserve during Deactivation (Briefing Slides)

Presentation
1/21/2022

An overview of the TRICARE benefit available to National Guard and Reserve members and their families when the member is deactivating. The briefing includes details on coverage options, qualifying for and purchasing coverage, getting care, costs, pharmacy and dental program options, and contact information. The briefing also includes information on the Affordable Care Act.

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TRICARE Benefits/Programs for the National Guard and Reserve during Deactivation (Speaker Notes)

Presentation
1/21/2022

Speaker notes to accompany the TRICARE briefing titled, "TRICARE Benefits/Programs for the National Guard and Reserve during Deactivation".

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TRICARE Benefits/Programs for the National Guard and Reserve during Early Eligibility and Activation (Speaker Notes)

Presentation
1/21/2022

Speaker notes to accompany the TRICARE briefing titled, "TRICARE Benefits/Programs for the National Guard and Reserve during Early Eligibility and Activation Briefing".

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TRICARE Benefits/Programs for the National Guard and Reserve during Early Eligibility and Activation (Briefing Slides)

Presentation
1/21/2022

An overview of the TRICARE benefit available to National Guard and Reserve members and their families during the early eligibility period and when the member is called or ordered to active service for more than 30 consecutive days. The briefing includes details about eligibility; enrollment; medical, dental, and pharmacy program options; getting care; costs; accessing military hospitals and clinics; and contact information.

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TRICARE Benefits/Programs for National Guard and Reserve Members during Retirement (Briefing Slides)

Presentation
1/21/2022

An overview of the TRICARE benefit available to National Guard and Reserve members and their families when the member is retired. The briefing includes details on coverage options available as the service member transitions from gray area to regular retirement, qualifying for and purchasing coverage, eligibility and enrollment, getting care, costs, pharmacy and dental program options, and contact information.

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TRICARE Benefits/Programs for National Guard and Reserve Members during Retirement (Speaker Notes)

Presentation
1/21/2022

Speaker notes to accompany the TRICARE briefing titled, "TRICARE Benefits/Programs for National Guard and Reserve Members during Retirement".

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6025.44

Policy

Surgical and Procedural Patient Safety Practices

  • Identification #: 6025.44
  • Date: 1/21/2022
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Standing Orders for Administering Zoster Vaccine (Adult)

Publication
1/21/2022

Immunization standing orders are approved protocols that authorize appropriately trained health care personnel to assess patient immunization status and administer vaccinations without a written provider order or examination.

Seasonal Influenza Summary: January 21, 2022

Report
1/21/2022

Laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, dispensed antiviral prescription counts, and inpatient counts among all beneficiaries were low during the second week of the 2021-2022 influenza season.

MDR Current CADRE Radiology Enhanced

Technical Document
1/20/2022

This file contains the current specification for the CADRE Radiology Enhanced table for the Military Health System Data Repository (MDR) database.

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