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Defense Health Agency

"On October 1, 2013, the Department of Defense established the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to manage the activities of the Military Health System. These activities include those previously managed by TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which was disestablished on the same date. During the next several months, all TMA websites will change to reflect the new DHA. We appreciate your patience during this transition."

Evaluation of the TRICARE Program – Report to Congress

Section 717 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 1996 directed the Department of Defense to conduct an ongoing evaluation of the TRICARE program, requiring that the evaluation explicitly address the following issues: (1) the impact of the TRICARE program on military retirees with regard to access, costs, and quality of health care services; and (2) identify noncatchment areas in which the health maintenance organization option of the TRICARE program is available or is proposed to become available. Additional objectives of this task are: (3) examine the trends in beneficiary population demographics and utilization and DoD costs under TRICARE and compare them with civilian-sector benchmarks, (4) identify possible determinants of changes in health care utilization and costs, (5) examine the trends in beneficiary satisfaction and other MHS performance metrics and compare them with civilian-sector benchmarks, and (6) determine the impact of TRICARE on the out-of-pocket expenses of Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries.

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2013
FY 2013 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress
FY 2013 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress eReader Version
FY 2013 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress PowerPoint Slides pptx 8.61 MB

2012
FY 2012 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress eReader Version
FY 2012 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress pdf 8651.6 KB
FY 2012 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress PowerPoint Slides pptx 9521.0 KB

2011
FY 2011 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress pdf 2258.8 KB
FY 2011 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress PowerPoint Slides pptx 9447.3 KB

2010
FY 2010 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress pdf 3675.6 KB
FY 2010 Evaluation of the TRICARE Program - Report to Congress PowerPoint Slides pptx 10918.1 KB