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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System (MHS) Health Care Glossary serves as the official repository and consolidated reference (as a secondary source) for terms and definitions used within the MHS. Some terms may have multiple and varying definitions based on the context and primary source of authority. Note that certain definitions may be approved only for limited use in a single primary reference document, while others may have broad applicability in multiple contexts and issuances. To determine the most appropriate definition in a particular context, consult all relevant source documents. Any disparities between this Glossary and primary sources are unintentional, and the primary source shall control.

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Business Associate

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
9/18/2020

Disability Evaluation System

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/12/2020

The DoD mechanism for determining fitness for duty, separation, or retirement of Service members because of disability in accordance with Chapter 61 of Title 10, United States Code.

Source of Definition

DTM 20-001 Policy Revisions for the Disability Evaluation System

Related Glossary Terms

Disability Evaluation System | Disability Evaluation System | Disability Evaluation System [DoDI 1332.18] | Disability Evaluation System [DoDI 6010.23] | Disability Evaluation System [DoDI 6040.44] | Disability Evaluation System DoDM 133218v1 | Disability Evaluation System [DoDM 1332.18v3)

Integrated Disability Evaluation System

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/12/2020

The joint DoD-VA process by which DoD determines whether ill or injured Service members are fit for continued service and DoD and VA determine appropriate benefits for Service members who are separated or retired for disability.

Source of Definition

DTM 20-001 Policy Revisions for the Disability Evaluation System

Related Glossary Terms

Integrated Disability Evaluation System | Integrated Disability Evaluation System | Integrated Disability Evaluation System | Integrated Disability Evaluation System

Legacy Disability Evaluation System

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/12/2020

A DoD-only disability evaluation mechanism to assess ill or injured Service members’ fitness for continued military service and, if unfit, the appropriate disability disposition.  Service members processed through the LDES must be ...

Source of Definition

DTM 20-001 Policy Revisions for the Disability Evaluation System

Related Glossary Terms

Legacy Disability Evaluation System | Legacy Disability Evaluation System

Multi Disciplinary Briefing

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/12/2020

A briefing that establishes Service member expectations, prepares Service members for each stage of the DES process, and informs Service members of what is expected of them during the DES process.

Source of Definition

DTM 20-001 Policy Revisions for the Disability Evaluation System

Related Glossary Terms

Multi Disciplinary Briefing

Wartime Medical Skills

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Specific abilities required by medical personnel that are essential to the success of the medical mission during deployed operations.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Wartime Medical Skills

Medical Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Applied to medical personnel, this includes all of the clinical and nonclinical individual and team requirements necessary to accomplish the deployed mission.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Medical Readiness

Military Health Care Provider

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Service personnel who are authorized to perform health care functions.  This includes members of the Active and Reserve Components.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Military Health Care Provider

Direct Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Medical care provided to Service members and beneficiaries from healthcare facilities and medical support organizations owned by the DoD.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Direct Care

Beneficiaries

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Individuals eligible for health care services in accordance with Chapter 55 of Title 10, United States Code.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Beneficiaries | Beneficiaries | Beneficiaries [DoDI 6025.25] | Beneficiary [DHA IPM: 16-001] | Beneficiary [DoDI 1010.04] | Beneficiary [DoDI 6010.23] | Beneficiary [DoDI 6040.45] | Beneficiary [DoDM 6025.13]

Deployed

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Relocated from a person’s regular, fixed duty location to a temporary duty location that is in support of a DoD-supported operation.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Deployed | Deployed

Non Military Patients

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Persons authorized to receive care in accordance with Chapter 55 of Title 10, United States Code, who are not currently a member of the Military Services (any component).  This includes family members of active duty military personnel, ...

Source of Definition

DODI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Non Military Patients

Clinical Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Clinical practice that is relevant to a provider or provider team’s ability to perform their assigned deployed role.  This would include MTF-based practice as well as clinical experience gained through partnerships.  Also ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Clinical Readiness

Expeditionary Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Possession of the appropriate KSAs required to perform duties of a Service member’s assigned specialty in a deployed or operational setting.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Expeditionary Readiness

Contract Clinics

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Treatment facilities that are physically separate from an inpatient military MTF; staffed exclusively or primarily by contractor personnel; dedicated to treating DoD beneficiaries unless primarily serving Service members; and operated in ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Contract Clinics
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