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Military Health System

TRICARE Pharmacy Operations

The Department of Defense (DOD) Pharmacy Operations Division (POD) provides a unified, preferred and Ready Pharmacy benefit.

Our Mission

To direct the DOD pharmacy benefit in support of the Military Health System (MHS) mission through effective planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of DOD pharmacy operations.

Goals

  • Optimize MHS Pharmacy Operations in support of readiness, health care delivery, and health reliability
  • Enhance MHS Pharmacy Operations to Improve Outcomes
  • Provide a standardized customer-focused, patient-centric experience in each MHS pharmacy point-of-service
  • Ensure the MHS Pharmacy Enterprise is the preferred choice for both patients and staff

What We Do

  • Operate the TRICARE pharmacy program, providing beneficiaries with access to their prescription medications through retail network pharmacies, home delivery, and military pharmacies.
  • Develop, establish, and support implementation of policies and procedures governing the delivery of pharmaceutical services at all pharmacies under DHA authority.
  • Provide oversight and direction to military pharmacies regarding professional standards and compliance evaluation.
  • Implement pharmacy consulting, advisory services, and SME assistance to OASH (HA), DHA Director, and military pharmacy leadership.
  • Monitor drug usage and cost trends and perform pharmacoeconomic analyses to support DOD formulary management, national pharmaceutical contracts, and the development clinical practice guidelines.
  • Provide administrative and technical support for the DOD Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, which manages outpatient medications on the TRICARE Uniform Formulary.
  • Manage the Pharmacy Data Transaction Service, a centralized prescription data repository that provides a single, comprehensive patient drug profile for DOD beneficiaries across the MHS.
  • Help in the development and management of information systems that support the provision of drug therapy and evaluation of the pharmacy benefit.
  • Work with the Defense Logistics Agency & the VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Strategic Health Group and National Acquisition Center to establish national pharmaceutical contracts.
  • Facilitate the collection of congressionally mandated quarterly refunds from pharmaceutical manufacturers based on utilization in TRICARE retail network pharmacies.

 

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Last Updated: November 08, 2022
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