Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS)
|Publication Date:||29 October 2013|
PURPOSE. This manual reissues DoD 6025.13-R (Reference (a)) as a DoD manual in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (b)) and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6025.13 (Reference (c)) and the guidance in DoDI 5025.01 (Reference (d)). It implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for managing DoD MQA and clinical quality management.
APPLICABILITY. This manual applies to:
a. OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this manual as the "DoD Components").
b. Each DoD military treatment facility (MTF) of the uniformed services, medical or dental, and DoD healthcare providers, including United States Public Health Service personnel, volunteers, or other individuals authorized to provide or support the provision of healthcare services to eligible beneficiaries in MTFs.
c. Healthcare support contractors (HCSCs), designated providers
(DPs), and overseas healthcare contractors consistent with their
respective contracts as mandated by TRICARE guidance (available at
the TRICARE Website at http://www.tricare.m