The Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs are the two largest buyers of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare services in the federal marketplace. The two organizations are different and not part of the same government cabinet department.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Health System (MHS) is a global, comprehensive, integrated system (includes both the direct care system and private sector care) comprising Army, Navy, and Air Force military, civilian and contracted medical professionals who work cohesively to ensure those in uniform are medically ready to deploy anywhere around the globe on a moment’s notice.
With over $50 billion in the budget, the MHS serves 9.6 million beneficiaries through its TRICARE program . The MHS direct care system is staffed by more than 138,000 personnel in 50 hospitals, 425 medical clinics, and 497 dental clinics at facilities around the globe.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,293 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,112 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
There are an estimated 19.2 million Veterans living in the United States (U.S.), its territories, and other locations. VA employs more than 367,200 full time health care professionals and support staff.
AMI’s May 2022 DoD/VA Overview provides comprehensive business intelligence on both organizations and provides the information needed to help sell successfully to the largest purchasers in the federal market.
Table of Contents
DoD/Military Health System (MHS)
- Background – pgs. 6-13
- Major Programs
- MHS Initiatives
- MHS Transformation
- MHS Funding, FY2018-FY2022 Request – pgs. 14-15
- Defense Health Agency – pgs. 16-37
- Facts and Figures
- Health Plans
- Regional Contractors
- Pharmacy Operations
- MHS Recent Activities – pgs. 38-42
- TRICARE Recent Activities – pgs. 43-44
Veterans Health Administration
- Background – pgs. 46-60
- Facilities and Networks
- Programs and Services – pgs. 61-76
- Patient Care Services
- Pharmacy Benefit Management Services
- Procurement and Logistics
- 2023 Budget Request – pgs. 77-78
- Recent Activities – pgs. 79-82
VA/DOD Health Affairs – pgs. 83-90
- Programs and Services