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GAO Report Mandates DHA To Implement Required Elements of the Current TRICARE Contract

February 18, 2020 | Uncategorized

Currently, the Military Health System (MHS) is operating in the TRICARE 2017 (T-2017) contract. Recently, a report was released from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This release indicates that DHA has only partially implemented six of the 13 elements required by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (NDAA 2017) for T-2017. A full copy of this report can be found here. Partially Implemented Elements As a result, the GAO found six partially implemented elements which are as follows: Provider Networks Medical Management Telehealth Value-Based Methodologies Prevention and Wellness Incentives Beneficiary Involvement. Elements Not Yet Implemented However, the GAO found…

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