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Military Health System

Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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TRICARE Coverage of Continuous Glucose Monitors

Congressional Testimony
4/9/2020

S. 1790, SASC Report for FY 2020, 116-48, Pg. 213

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Report on Service Member Discharges Related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Hepatitis B

Congressional Testimony
3/13/2020

H.R. 2500, HASC for FY 2020, 116-120, Pg 164-165

Terry M. Rauch, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Force Health Protection and Readiness Regarding U.S. Biodefense and Response to the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak [Testified] Before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Congressional Testimony
3/11/2020

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The Honorable Thomas McCaffery and Lieutenant General (Dr) Ronald Place: DHP Budget

Congressional Testimony
3/5/2020

The Honorable Thomas McCaffery Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and Lieutenant General (Dr) Ronald Place Director, Defense Health Agency, Regarding the Military Health System [testified] before the House Appropriations Committee Defense Subcommittee

The Honorable Thomas McCaffery Assistant Secretary of Defense and Lieutenant General Ronald Place Director Defense Health Agency Regarding the Military Health System Before the House Appropriations Committee Defense Subcommittee

Congressional Testimony
3/3/2020

Report on Requirement for Certain Former Members of the Armed Forces to Enroll in Medicare Part B to be Eligible for TFL; TRICARE Access Study; and Improving Health Care Choices for Severely Injured Service Members

Congressional Testimony
3/2/2020

H.R. 5515, NDAA Conference Report for FY 2019, 115-874, Sec. 734; H.R. 5515, HASC Report for FY 2019, 115-676 ,Pg. 132; S 2987, SASC Report for FY 2019, 115-262, Pg. 223

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TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration Program FY 2020

Congressional Testimony
2/21/2020

S. 2943, SASC Report for FY 2017, 114-255, Pg. 205

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Department Of Defense Health Affairs Media Roundtable Announcement of NDAA 2017, Section 703(d) Report to Congress

Congressional Testimony
2/19/2020

Thomas McCaffery, Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Health Affairs; Dr. David Smith, Reform Leader For Health Care Management; and Lieutenant General Ronald Place, Director, Defense Health Agency, participated in a Health Affairs Media Roundtable following the announcement that the NDAA 2017, Section 703(d) Report was submitted to Congress.

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NDAA Section 703 Report to Congress

Congressional Testimony
2/18/2020

This report provides the Department's recommendations for changes in military treatment facilities to meet the criteria established in 10 U.S.C. ยง 1073d

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Pilot Program on Incentive Programs to Improve Health Care Provided Under the TRICARE Program

Congressional Testimony
2/18/2020

S. 1356, NDAA Conference Report for FY 2016, Joint Explanatory Statement Sec. 726

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Standardized System for Scheduling Medical Appointments at MTFs

Congressional Testimony
2/14/2020

S. 2943 NDAA Conference Report for FY 2017, 114-840, Sec. 709(g)

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Ms. Carolyn Stevens and CAPT Edward Simmer: Exceptional Family Member Program

Congressional Testimony
2/5/2020

Ms. Carolyn Stevens, Director, Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, Military Community & Family Policy; and CAPT Edward Simmer, Chief Clinical Officer, TRICARE Health Plans, Defense Health Agency [testified] before the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, Exceptional Family Member Program

Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Programs

Congressional Testimony
1/28/2020

H.R. 3219, HAC Report for FY 2018, 115-219, Pg. 281-282

Comprehensive Policy on Pain Management by the Military Health Care System

Congressional Testimony
12/20/2019

HR 2647, NDAA Conference Report for FY 2010, Sec. 711

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Army Corps of Engineers Projects within the Defense Health Agency

Congressional Testimony
12/17/2019

H.R. 1625, DOD Approps Act FY 2018, Joint Explanatory Statement, Pg. 998

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