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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."

Program Evaluation

The mission of the Defense Health Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (DHCAPE) Division is to generate timely, useable and objective research to help improve the MHS and to advance the health of TRICARE beneficiaries. DHCAPE uses a multidisciplinary approach to investigate complex issues in measuring, evaluating and analyzing the performance of healthcare delivery systems and develop innovative methods for financing high-quality health care. The staff develop and promote science based tools and methods for analyzing/benchmarking MHS health care, examine results to ensure accurate presentation and completeness and provide the ability to see the "big picture" by rapidly acquiring the background and knowledge needed to assist HA/TMA leadership in decision making.