The Pentagon expects to move ahead with its plan to downsize or close dozens of medical facilities by the end of 2020.
If spending priorities tell what’s important to an organization, then the Military Health System ranks pretty low.
Officials said Friday that DoD’s newest combatant command will stay at its temporary home in Colorado Springs for the next six years; it’s expected to take about that long for a new basing decision to be made and new facilities to be built.
DoD’s plan to restructure military treatment facilities would affect 50 hospitals and clinics, primarily by restricting their services to active duty service members only.
The 2020 NDAA bars DoD from converting military medical billets to civilian ones until more analysis is done.
Incomplete, inaccurate provider database remains a major problem, 11 months after new vendors took over TRICARE management.
Navy Commander Shawn Clausen is acting chief of epidemiology and analysis at the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch of the Military Health System described what the military plans to do about it.
2019 Defense bill strengthens role of Defense Health Agency, but omits Senate language that would have completely eliminated the military services’ own medical commands.
Senate’s NDAA says DoD has failed to deliver on a military health reorganization Congress ordered two years ago, and mandates more specific reforms.
The Coast Guard joins VA in agreeing to adopt the commercial EHR DoD has already selected, but implementation details remain unclear.