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Implementation of MHS Transition

Congress directed the Defense Health Agency to assume responsibility for the administration and management of health care at all military medical treatment facilities on October 1, 2018. This transfer maximizes efficiencies by eliminating redundancies in headquarters, intermediate commands, clinical functions, and business processes.  The clear objective is providing continuity of care during a seamless transition in order to maintain a ready and lethal U.S. military.

Military Health System Transformation

Key Points

  • The mission of the Military Health System remains to support the warfighter, care for our warfighter families, and care for our patients.
  • The number one priority of the Military Health System is readiness to support the warfighting mission of the Department of Defense.  The Military Health System provides service member readiness through its efforts to build and sustain a world-class health care system.
  • The ultimate goal of this transition for the Department of Defense is a more integrated, efficient, and effective system of readiness and health that best supports the lethality of the force.
  • Military Departments ensure that all military medical personnel are trained and maintain their clinical knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • The transfer of medical treatment facilities across the Military Health System to the Defense Health Agency will be transparent to our Department of Defense family (service members, family members, and retirees) who will continue to receive high-quality medical care throughout the enterprise..

Additional Information

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

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