The U.S. Air Force is reforming its health care model to establish separate treatment operations for active and non-active duty servicemen, Federal News Network reported Monday.
Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, surgeon general for the Air Force, told the publication that the new model for preventative and personalized health care is aimed at clearly defining responsibilities under the military branch’s missions for medical readiness. The Air Force will assign provider care personnel to operational medical readiness squadrons and will focus on treating active-duty airmen.
Medical personnel assigned to such patients will work on military-unique functions such as annual preventative health assessments. Another squadron will handle non-active duty patients as well as the service members’ families. The Air Force plans to roll out the new model in 43 military medical facilities by the end of summer before transitioning the rest of the service by the end of 2020.