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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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HA 96-058: Policy for Military Health Services System Operating Systems

Policy

This memorandum establishes Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) [OASD(HA)] policy for Military Health Services System (MHSS) client and server operating systems.

  • Identification #: HA 96-058
  • Date: 8/26/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

Public Law 104-191

Policy

The purpose of this document is to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.

HA 96-057: Changes in Benefits and Entitlements for Eligible Family Members of Members of the Uniformed Services

Policy

This memo authorizes medical care to the surviving dependents of Reserve members who did not elect to participate in the Survivor Benefit Plan. In addition, it authorizes medical benefits eligibility to preadoptive children.

  • Identification #: HA 96-057
  • Date: 8/13/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-056: Policy for Third Party Billing and Collections in Military Medical Treatment Facilites

Policy

This memo describes thepPolicy for Third Party Billing and Collections in Military Medical Treatment Facilites

  • Identification #: HA 96-056
  • Date: 8/13/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-051: Casualty Identification Policy

Policy

This memo describes the new policy for casualty identification.

  • Identification #: HA 96-051
  • Date: 7/18/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-050: Policy For Off-Duty Employment By DoD Health Care Practitioner

Policy

This memorandum updates policy and assigns responsibilities regarding off-duty employment by all DoD healthcare practitioners.

  • Identification #: HA 96-050
  • Date: 7/7/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-048: Policy for Obtaining Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner Maintenance Service

Policy

This memo explains the policy for obtaining Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner Maintenance Service

  • Identification #: HA 96-048
  • Date: 5/30/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-047: Policy for Implementation of Board Certified Pay for Nurse Corps Officers

Policy

This memorandum promulgates policy guidance for the implementation of Nonphysician Health Care Provider Board Certified Pay (BCP) for Army and Navy Nurse Corps officers and Air Force officers designated as nurse.

  • Identification #: HA 96-047
  • Date: 5/30/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-049: Clinical Reengineering: Policy for Gowning in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Nurseries

Policy

This memorandum requests you reexamine policy for gowning by staff, parents, and visitors in neonatal intensive care units and nurseries.

  • Identification #: HA 96-049
  • Date: 5/30/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-046: Policy for Issuance of Equitable Relief Letters for Medicare Eligible Beneficiaries

Policy

This memo explains the Policy for Issuance of Equitable Relief Letters for Medicare Eligible Beneficiaries

  • Identification #: HA 96-046
  • Date: 5/22/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-045: TRICARE World-Wide Briefing Package

Policy

This memo introduces the package of TRICARE marketing materials

  • Identification #: HA 96-045
  • Date: 5/1/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-044: Revised Policy Regarding Civilian Blood Collections on Military Installations, Leased Facilities and Aboard Ships

Policy

This memo explains the revised policy for Civilian Blood Collections on Military Installations, Leased Facilities and Aboard Ships. This policy replaces the ASD(HA) Policy Memorandum of dated August 10, 1988.

  • Identification #: HA 96-044
  • Date: 5/1/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-043: Revised Policy Regarding Standardization of Infectious Disease Reporting Requirements for Civilian Blood Agencies Collecting Blood on Military Installations, at Military Leased Facilities or Aboard Ships

Policy

This memo discusses the revised policy for Standardization of Infectious Disease Reporting Requirements for Civilian Blood Agencies Collecting Blood on Military Installations, at Military Leased Facilities or Aboard Ships. It replaces ASD(HA) Policy Memorandum of 14 August 1985.

  • Identification #: HA 96-043
  • Date: 5/1/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-042: Policy for Review and Approval of VA Participation Agreements Under TRICARE

Policy

This memo distributes the DoD-VA MOU to establish general requirements for agreements between a DoD regional managed care support (MCS) contractor and a DVA health care facility under which the MCS contractor may include the facility in the contractor's networks.

  • Identification #: HA 96-042
  • Date: 5/1/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 96-041: Policy For Newborn Billing

Policy

This memo discusses billing for newborn care in DoD Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)

  • Identification #: HA 96-041
  • Date: 4/19/1996
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A
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