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DHA-IPM 17-001: Use of Tri-Service Workflow Core Adult and Pediatric Forms for Screening and Documentation of Primary Care Outpatient Face-to-Face Encounters with Providers

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) and (d): Describes procedures for implementing TSWF adult and pediatric core forms for screening and documenting military treatment facility (MTF) outpatient face-to-face encounters with providers in primary care in the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) system and the new Electronic Health Record, Military Health System (MHS Genesis). Please disseminate this message to all MTF Commanders.

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 17-001
  • Date: 12/13/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 16-003: Interim Procedures Memorandum, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Access to Methods of Contraception and Contraceptive Counseling

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) establishes comprehensive standards on care with respect to methods of contraception and counseling on methods of contraception for members of the Armed Forces and all who are eligible for medical services through the Military Health System (MHS).

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 16-003
  • Date: 12/11/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: Women's Health

DHA-IPM 16-004: Interim Procedures Memorandum, Sexual Assault Medical Management with Consideration of Male Service members of the Armed Forces

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) establishes a plan to improve medical care response to victims of sexual assault so that victims receive a coordinated, compassionate, and competent approach to address both physical and behavioral healthcare needs within the Military Health System (MHS).

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 16-004
  • Date: 12/11/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: Sexual Assault Prevention

DHA-IPM 17-009: Nurse Advice Line Program Operations Guidance

Policy

This Defense Health Agency Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM) describes the mission and objectives of the Nurse Advice Line Program and provides guidance and direction on the expected roles and responsibilities at all levels of the Military Health System (MHS).

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 17-009
  • Date: 12/11/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

Joint Publication 4-02: Joint Health Services

Policy

This publication provides doctrine to plan, prepare, and execute joint and combined health services across the range of military operations.

  • Identification #: Joint Publication 4-02
  • Date: 12/11/2017
  • Type: Joint Publication
  • Topics: N/A

ALARACT 2017-2018 INFLUENZA PREVENTION PROGRAM - SURVEILLANCE AND VACCINATION

Policy

ALARACT on the 2017-18 Influenza Prevention Program.

  • Identification #: ALARACT 099/2017
  • Date: 11/15/2017
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: Influenza Seasonal

TRICARE Retail Refund DoD Pricing Agreement

Policy

This agreement satisfies the requirement of TRICARE regulation (32 CFR 199.21(q)(2)(i)) for a manufacturer’s written agreement and for establishing refund procedures (32 CFR 199.21(q)(3)(i)).

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 11/15/2017
  • Type: Guidelines
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 17-008: Utilization of Tri-Service Workflow (TSWF) Case Management (CM) Screening Form for Adult and Pediatric Beneficiaries

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (b) and (c), and in accordance with the guidance of References (d)–(g): Provides guidance to the Service Departments regarding standardized Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) implementation of Adult and Pediatric TSWF Forms that support telephonic, virtual, and face-to-face screening and documentation of CM services within the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application system and future Electronic Health Record, Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS. Is effective immediately and should be included within Military Service Medical Management policies and guidance. This DHA-IPM will expire 12 months from date of issue and be replaced with an enduring DHA Procedural Instruction to support sustained implementation in MTFs.

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 17-008
  • Date: 10/24/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-PM 6015.01: Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) Uniform Business Office (UBO) Operations

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedures Manual (DHA-PM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (ah), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to: Provide guidelines for the operation of MTF UBOs. It prescribes uniform billing procedures and accounting practices for the management and follow-up of patient accounts, including collecting, depositing, posting, and reconciliation. Prescribe procedures for the Third Party Collections (TPCs), Medical Services Account (MSA), and Medical Affirmative Claims (MAC) programs, such as identification of beneficiaries who have other health insurance (OHI), coordination of benefits, and recovery of claims.

Interim Final Rule: Establishment of TRICARE Select and Other TRICARE Reforms

Policy

This interim final rule implements the primary features of section 701 and partially implements several other sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA-17). The law makes significant changes to the TRICARE program, especially to the health maintenance organization (HMO)-like health plan, known as TRICARE Prime; to the preferred provider organization (PPO) health plan, previously called TRICARE Extra which is to be replaced.

2017-2018 NAVY INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND REPORTING POLICY

Policy

U.S. Navy influenza immunization policy for the 2017-18 influenza season.

Email to All Federal Employees regarding Flu Season

Policy

A memorandum from the Health and Human Services Secretary encouraging all federal employees to get immunized against influenza.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 9/8/2017
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

Air Force 2017-2018 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Implementation Plan

Policy

Air Force policy and resources for the 2017-18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program.

DHA-IPM 17-007: Humane Slaughter of Animals in DoD Programs

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) through (c) and in accordance with the guidance in Reference (d): Provides guidance and describes procedures for the humane slaughter of animals in DoD food procurement and survival training programs and details the tasks and procedures necessary to ensure humane slaughter and compliance with applicable DoD, Federal, State, and local laws and regulations; is effective immediately and will be incorporated into a Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction when DoD Directive 6400.04E (Reference (c)) is updated; will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue; and cancels DoD Veterinary Service Activity Policy Memorandum B-003 (Reference (e)).

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 17-007
  • Date: 8/14/2017
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: Veterinary Service

DHA-PI 6040.02: Sharing of Beneficiary Health Care Data through the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Information Exchange (HIE) Initiative

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (e) and (g): establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to implement DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides instructions for extending the VLER HIE Initiative capability to non-active duty beneficiaries of the Military Health System (MHS); establishes the options available to beneficiaries and others who receive care who do not want to share their information through the VLER HIE Initiative with eHealth Exchange or similar partners who are outside the MHS; does not apply to Active Duty Service members, nor to Reserve Component Service members eligible to receive care in MHS facilities. In accordance with Reference (e), the information of beneficiaries in these categories will be included in MHS HIE participation, and they may not opt out; and incorporates, updates, and cancels Reference (f).

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