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Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs Program Office

The Department of Defense (DoD)/Veterans Affairs (VA) Program Office (DVPO) is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for all DoD/VA healthcare related policies, programs, and activities. DVPO is responsible for enhancing medical resource sharing across the Military Health System (MHS) which includes more than 413 medical centers, hospitals and clinics that support more than 9.6 million service members, retirees and their families.  Collaborating with VA, we are committed to identifying opportunities and creating partnerships to address them.

Mission

To identify efficient and effective health care sharing opportunities between DoD and VA to enhance access to quality and cost effective health care for DoD and VA beneficiaries, while simultaneously supporting the MHS clinical readiness mission of its military health care providers.  

Vision

Expand and strengthen healthcare partnerships between DoD and VA to deliver high value services at all sites of care for DoD and VA beneficiaries.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Provides healthcare policy oversight for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC), the only integrated DoD/VA facility with a single, combined Navy and VA mission. 
  • Executes the Joint Incentive Fund program legislatively established to increase collaborative efforts between DoD and VA.
  • Develops policies and procedures that support the management of the Medical Resource Sharing program authorized by legislation to enter into agreements and contracts for the mutual beneficial coordination, use, or exchange of use of health care resources between DoD and VA.
  • Oversees the Health Executive Committee legislatively mandated to drive efficient and effective health care sharing between DoD and VA.

Resources

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Veterans Health Administration and the Department of Defense Military Health System: Health Care Resources Sharing Guidelines, Agreement Number DHA-2019-S-1214
  • Public Law 97-174, The VA/DoD Health Resources Sharing and Emergency Operation Act
  • 38 USC §8111, Sharing of Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Health Care Resources
  • 10 USC §1104, Sharing of health-care resources with the Department of Veterans Affairs; Post - MOU between the Veterans Health Administration and the Department of Defense Military Health System Health Care Resources Sharing Guidelines, dated April 20, 2020.

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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