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Joint Incentive Fund (JIF) Information

Background of the Joint Incentive Fund

 

The National Defense Authorization Act 2003, Section 721, authorizes DoD-VA Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund. The purpose is to provide seed money for creative sharing initiatives at facility, regional and national levels to facilitate the mutually beneficial coordination, use, or exchange of health care resources, with the goal of improving the access to, and quality and cost effectiveness of, the health care provided to beneficiaries of both departments. The minimum VA and DoD contributions to the fund are $15 million from both Departments for a total of $30 million per fiscal year.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) administers the fund under the policy guidance and direction of the Health Executive Council. The VHA Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will provide periodic status reports of the financial balance of the fund to the DoD TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) CFO and to the Health Executive Council.

For additional information and guidance, you can download the:

OTSG/MEDCOM Policy 14-078: USAMEDCOM Policy and Life-Cycle Management For Department of Defense (DoD)/Veterans Affairs (VA) Joint Incentive Fund (JIF) Proposals and Project, 19 SEP 14 PDF document (AKO Users)