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DOD Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics Committee Charter

Policy

The Department of Defense (DOD) Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee (henceforth, P&T Committee) is responsible for development and maintenance of the TRICARE Uniform Formulary. This charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of the DOD P&T Committee.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 8/31/2020
  • Type: Guidelines
  • Topics: N/A

CY19 Outpatient Rates Letter_Revised

Policy

Guidance for the DoD Influenza Vaccination Program (IVP)

Policy

Implements instructions, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the DOD Northern Hemisphere (NH) and Southern Hemisphere (SH) Seasonal influenza vaccination program.

CY 2020 Outpatient Rates Memorandum

Policy

MILPERSMAN 1730-020 Immunization Exemptions for Religious Beliefs

Policy

Process for requesting immunization exemptions, pursuant to the Navy Military Personnel Manual.

Military Medical Treatment Facilities to Implement Updated DHA COVID-19 Medical Coding Policy

Policy

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) Memorandum, based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) and (d), establishes the DHA’s procedures to standardize the coding for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs). This memorandum cancels and replaces DHA- Policy Memorandum 20-003 of (13 April 2020). A change was issued since the cancelled Memorandum 20-003 of (13 April 2020), the Attachment titles were updated to reflect that Attachments 1, 2, and 4 are considered Policies as opposed to Guidance.

Memorandum of Understanding: Health Care Resources Sharing Guidelines

Policy

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) rescind and replace the Supplement to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) Health Care Resources Sharing Guidelines, dated December 5, 2016. VA and DOD are collectively referred to in the MOU as “Partners”.

  • Identification #: Agreement Number DHA-2019-S-1214
  • Date: 4/20/2020
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 20-003: DOD Procurement of Ruminant Products from Overseas Origin

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s procedures to authorize the procurement of all ruminant meat (beef, sheep, goat, bison, etc.) and edible products from ruminants of overseas origin. DOD procurement of ruminant meat and meat products will align with current United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) restrictions and residual risk mitigation measures for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

  • Identification #: 20-003
  • Date: 4/10/2020
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

Elective Surgical, Invasive, and Dental Procedures in Military Treatment Facilities

Policy

This memorandum directs all Military Treatment Facility (MTF) and Dental Treatment Facility (DTF) Commanders and Directors to immediately postpone all elective surgeries, invasive procedures, and dental procedures performed on beneficiaries of the MTFs and DTFs with the exceptions outlined below. This includes aerosol-producing procedures, such as endoscopies, bronchoscopies, pulmonary function tests, and sleep continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titrations. This policy is effective March 31, 2020, and will remain in place for 60 days.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 3/24/2020
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

(DTM)-19-004 -Military Service by Transgender Persons and Persons with Gender Dysphoria (Change 1)

Policy

Implements the policy in the Feb. 22, 2018 Secretary of Defense Memorandum and the February 2018 DOD Report and Recommendations on Military Service by Transgender Persons, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures regarding the standards for accession, retention, separation, in-service transition, and medical care for Service members and applicants with gender dysphoria, as applicable. This DTM is effective April 12, 2019. This DTM will be incorporated into DODIs1300.28, 1332.14, 1332.30, and 6130.03, and supersedes any contradictory guidance in those publications. This DTM will expire effective Sept. 12, 2020.

DODI 5200.48: Controlled Unclassified Information

Policy

This issuance establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for CUI throughout the DOD in accordance with Executive Order (E.O.) 13556; Part 2002 of Title 32, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Sections 252.204-7008 and 252.204-7012. It also establishes the official DOD CUI Registry.

2019 Billing Rates for Care Provided to Other Than Foreign Nationals

Policy

6025.28

Policy

Standard Processes and Procedures for Communication of Laboratory and Radiology Results

  • Identification #: 6025.28
  • Date: 2/21/2020
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Policy Revisions for the Disability Evaluation System

Policy

DTM 20-001 - Policy Revisions for the Disability Evaluation System

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 2/12/2020
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

DOD Instruction 6000.19: Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Policy

Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for military medical treatment facility (MTF) support of the Military Departments in maintaining the readiness and core competencies of health care providers within the Military Services and medical readiness of Service members.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 2/7/2020
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A
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