Tag Archives: Lt. Gen Thomas Travis

Access to Care

Good morning MHS Team, Since the TRICARE Prime benefit was first introduced in 1995, the Military Health System has established standards by which we hold ourselves accountable for access to health care. The standards are straightforward.  If a patient enrolled to a military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) needs to be seen within 24 hours, an appointment will be made with …

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A Message from MHS Leadership: Patient Centered Medical Home

From Military Health System Leadership After more than a decade of war and in a period of national evolution in concepts of health care, the Military Health System (MHS) must reengineer processes by which we bring health to the 9.6 million beneficiaries we serve.  We have embarked on a shared strategy to prepare the MHS to successfully meet the future …

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A Message From MHS Leadership

We are 100 days into a multi-year period of significant change in how we manage and lead the Military Health System. We want to acknowledge the important changes that have already occurred, outline the major activities in the coming year that will demand our continued attention and discipline, and remind everyone of the vital responsibilities we have to those we …

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Standardization Across the Military Health System

Military Health System Team, The need for standardization across the Military Health System is vital to our strength and efficiency as we meet our mission and move forward to provide world-class health care to our Service members and beneficiaries. After more than a decade of war, we have seen that health care across the MHS has become increasingly joint in …

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New Governance Model for the Military Health System

Military Health System Team, For almost one year, the Department has been engaged in extensive planning efforts to implement the Deputy Secretary of Defense’s March 2, 2012, memorandum on MHS Governance. On Jan. 2, the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law. While the law includes a broad array of provisions that touch on every aspect of …

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