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Joint Incentive Fund

The Joint Incentive Fund (JIF) was established under Section 721 of the FY 2003 National Defense Authorization Act to provide seed money and incentives for innovative DoD/VA joint sharing initiatives to recapture Purchased CareThe TRICARE Health Program is often referred to as purchased care. It is the services we “purchase” through the managed care support contracts.purchased care, improve quality and drive cost savings at facilities, regional and national levels. The minimum annual contributions to the fund by DoD/VA are $15 million each, for a total of $30 million per year.

JIF is only designated for use by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Defense Health Agency (DHA) entities for direct medial sharing initiatives or for services or systems that facilitate DoD/VA interoperability. JIF should not be used to hire military personnel, for major construction and/or major IT systems.  Funds should also not be used for sustainment purposes. JIF initiatives should be executed to completion (and funding should be spent) within two years.

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Approved Joint Incentive Fund Projects for FY 2015

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This memorandum lists the DoD-VA Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund proposals for FY 2015.

DoD/VA Joint Incentive Fund New Program Manager Training

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This presentation discusses the new Joint Incentive Fund (JIF) program manager responsibilities that will facilitate the effective implementation, evaluation, and financial management of JIF initiatives.

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DoD/VA Joint Incentive Fund Guide

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5/1/2014

The DoD/VA Joint Incentive Fund (JIF) Guide provides information and direction to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the JIF program, how to draft and submit a successful proposal, and what is required once an initiative has been selected for funding. This document also contains project management tips and ...

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