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Pharmacy Guidance for Market MTFs

Publication
3/31/2020

Message to Pharmacy Beneficiaries regarding military pharmacy services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tiered Telehealth Health Care Support for COVID-19

Publication
3/31/2020

This memorandum establishes guidance for the use of Telehealth (TH) Information Technology (IT) tools in support of the clinical care required for patients across the spectrum of COVID-19 illness

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Information for Patients: About TRICARE | Public Health | Coronavirus & the MHS Response

Policy Exception for Telehealth Use for ABA during COVID-19 Pandemic

Publication
3/30/2020

Communication to ABA Providers Regarding Temporary Authorization to Utilize Telehealth for CPT Code 97156 During the COVID-19 National Emergency

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Q & A: Policy Exception for Telehealth Use for ABA during COVID-19 Pandemic

Publication
3/30/2020

Question and Answer: TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration (ACD): Regarding Temporary Authorization to Utilize Telehealth for CPT Code 97156 during the COVID-19 National Emergency

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MSMR Vol. 27 No. 3 - March 2020

Report
3/30/2020

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Update: Sexually transmitted infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011–2019; Incidence of sexually transmitted infections before and after insertion of an intrauterine device or contraceptive implant, active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2014–2019; Blood lead level surveillance among pediatric beneficiaries in the Military Health System, 2010–2017

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Deployment Health Assessment, March 2020

Report
3/30/2020

Since January 2003, pronounced fluctuations in the monthly numbers of pre- and post-deployment health assessment (PDHA) forms transmitted to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) generally have corresponded to times of departure and return of large numbers of service members who deployed. From January 2014 through December 2019, monthly counts of pre-deployment health assessments showed the greatest variation compared to the other deployment health assessment forms. Since June 2017, monthly counts of post deployment health reassessment (PDHRA) forms have been consistently lower than the monthly PDHA counts.

MSMR Index March 2020

Report
3/30/2020

Charter: Defense Committee on Trauma

Publication
3/26/2020

The overall purpose of the Defense Committee on Trauma (DCoT) is to provide subject matter expertise to support the mission of the Joint Trauma System (JTS) to improve trauma readiness and outcomes through evidence-driven performance improvement (PI). The DCoT membership provides input and support to the Chief, JTS, on Tactical, En Route, and Surgical Combat Casualty Care through the ongoing development of evidence-based, best-practice guidelines designed to maximize survival in combat casualty care.

Seasonal Influenza Summary: March 26, 2020

Report
3/26/2020

Elective Surgery and Procedures Q & A

Fact Sheet
3/24/2020

Today, the Department issued guidance directing that all Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and Dental Treatment Facilities (DTFs) postpone all elective surgeries, invasive procedures, and dental procedures as of March 31, 2020 for 60 days. This Fact Sheet answers commonly asked questions about that guidance.

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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.

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  • Date: 3/24/2020
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DOD COVID-19 Practice Management Guide

Technical Document
3/24/2020

This COVID-19 Practice Management Guide has been rapidly and thoughtfully developed by a multi-specialty group of 60 subject matter experts from across the Department of Defense Military Health System. This Practice Management Guideline consolidates resources and optimizes the management of patients requiring clinical care during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Immunization Tool Kit (ITK) Ordering Instructions

Publication
3/23/2020

Detailed instructions for ordering a printed copy of the Ninth Edition of the Immunization Tool Kit.

Health Technologies for Service Members and Families

Publication
3/23/2020

This reference guide provides a brief overview of the most helpful apps for health developed by the DoD and VA.

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Health Care Technology | Mobile Apps

Prescription for Connected Health Rx Pad

Publication
3/23/2020

This prescription pad gives health care providers a simple tool allowing them to "prescribe" mobile health technology to their patients.

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