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Clinical Quality Management

The DHA-PM 6025.13 replaces the DoD-M 6025.13 as part of standardization efforts as the Defense Health Agency (DHA) assumes authority, direction, and control of the Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) through direct support of the Military Department (MILDEP) Medical Departments. The PM strengthens Clinical Quality Management (CQM) accountability, transparency, and standardization in the MHS. It is effective as of 1 October, 2019.

Through CQM, the Military Health System (MHS) affirms its unwavering commitment to quality healthcare and patient safety for beneficiaries, joint healthcare teams, and Combatant Commands across the globe. DHA-PM 6025.13 establishes CQM procedures in the MHS to provide an organized structure for an integrated framework of programs to objectively define, measure, assure, and improve the quality of care received by MHS beneficiaries. 

MHS CQM strives to improve the quality of care, reduce costs, and increase consumer confidence in DoD healthcare delivery. This effort is reflected through:

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