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  • Air Force lab surpasses 130K COVID-19 tests in 6 months

    This number equates to about 17% of all samples of COVID-19 that have been tested across the Department of Defense. And as the demand fluctuated and continues, laboratory personnel remain agile.
  • DHA launches new Air Force military hospital and clinic websites

    The transition to the TRICARE.mil domain incorporates new layouts and adds helpful features to enhance the user experience and provide easier access to information about the local military hospital or clinic and the TRICARE benefit in one place.
  • Tricare Selected Reserve termination explained

    Office of the Secretary of Defense will allow members up to five months, instead of the original three-month period, to pay overdue premiums to have coverage reinstated and will honor any medical services and bills incurred during that time, once premiums are paid.
  • Air Force Genetics Laboratory, DHA collaborate to further sequence SARS-CoV-2 code

    The molecular diagnostic lab at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is just one of a large group of collaborators working together to decipher the SARS-CoV-2 genome. Keesler AFB has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, academic institutions, and other DoD labs, including the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
  • Air Force signs agreement for oral fluid coronavirus testing at Air Force installations

    The Department of the Air Force signed an agreement April 17 with Curative, Inc., to deploy and scale an oral fluid coronavirus test, which recently received an FDA emergency use authorization, across Air Force installations.
  • Air Force BMT integrates tactical combat casualty care course for all Airmen

    During the tactical combat casual care course, service members learn lifesaving skills to render basic medical aid to a trauma casualty.
  • DoD to restructure 50 hospitals, clinics to improve readiness

    The Department of Defense announced, Feb. 19, plans to restructure 50 military hospitals and clinics to better support wartime readiness of military personnel and to improve clinical training for medical forces who deploy in support of combat operations around the world.
  • Coronavirus: What providers, patients should know

    Believed to have originated at an animal market in Wuhan City, China, novel coronavirus has sickened hundreds and killed at least four. Military health officials say that an informed, common-sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick.
  • Air Force surgeon general updates Congress on medical reform

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force surgeon general, testified Dec. 5 before the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel, updating them on medical reform in the Air Force.
  • Air Force transitions all US military treatment facilities to DHA

    Congress directed this transfer in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Establishing an integrated Military Health System will standardize health care delivery and business operations across all military treatment facilities.
  • DoD to begin next major phase of military hospital consolidation

    On Oct. 1, the Army, Navy and Air Force will begin the final two years of a multiyear transition to shift administration and management of their medical facilities to the Defense Health Agency, changes that are "transformational and far-reaching," said Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, DHA director.
  • Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency

    Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, and incoming AFMRA commander Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, spoke at the ceremony, heralding a new era in Air Force Medicine.
  • Air Force begins transition of hospitals, clinics to the Defense Health Agency

    The 81st Medical Group officially transferred management and administration functions to the Defense Health Agency today as part of a transition that will eventually include all Defense Department health care facilities.
  • Phase 1 of DHA transition set to begin

    The Defense Health Agency will assume responsibility for the administration and management of healthcare at all military medical treatment facilities through a phased approached starting Oct. 1, 2018.
  • TRICARE announces temporary suspension of physician referrals for beneficiaries affected by Hurricane Florence

    The Defense Health Agency announced TRICARE beneficiaries under mandatory evacuation orders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia may see a provider in any location without a referral from their primary care provider due to the impact of Hurricane Florence. The waiver applies to beneficiaries in approximately 40 counties where state governors have ordered evacuations as Florence approaches.
  • Milestone changes coming to TRICARE

    TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018. With the benefit set to undergo some of the biggest improvements in more than two decades, beneficiaries will be able to take command of their health care through expanded choices. These improvements include wider access to network providers, updated enrollment to reduce disruptions in care and simplified co-payments.
  • TRICARE Announces Emergency Prescription Refills for Beneficiaries in Puerto Rico Impacted by Hurricane Irma

    The Defense Health Agency today announced TRICARE beneficiaries in Puerto Rico may receive emergency prescription refills. The governor of Puerto Rico has declared a State of Emergency for all counties due to Hurricane Irma.
  • Agency works to draw down costs, maintain top medical care

    The Defense Department’s goal to save medical dollars and deliver the best health care possible has made strides in its first 100 days, the director of the new Defense Health Agency said. Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb said the agency, which stood up Oct. 1 in Fairfax, Va., has been on a “journey” to make the military health care system more viable.
  • New Defense Health Agency to streamline functions

    The government shutdown did not stop the official opening Oct. 1 of the Defense Health Agency, a major streamlining of military medicine that has been in the works for three decades and signed into law earlier this year.
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