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Military / Tricare
Background
News

TRICARE is the healthcare program for Uniformed Service members, retirees, and their families worldwide.

 

Many NAPHS members are TRICARE-certified.

 

Other NAPHS members work in a variety of ways, including providing direct services to military families, veterans, and active-duty military; innovative hiring programs; and more.

 

5/1/2015

Department of Veterans Affairs final rule: "Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program"

4/24/2015

Department of Veterans Affairs interim final rule: "Driving Distance Eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program"

4/10/2015

Mental Health Liaison Group letter on the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (S.646)

3/19/2015

Veterans Affairs final rule: "Schedule for Rating Disabilities—Mental Disorders and Definition of Psychosis for Certain VA Purposes"

2/12/2015

President Obama signs into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (H.R.203)

2/12/2015

Defense Department notice: "TRICARE FY2015 Mental Health Rate Updates"

11/28/2014

Department of Veterans Affairs direct final rule: "Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments."  Also see proposed rule.

11/21/2014

Department of Veterans Affairs notice: "Wait-Time Goals of the Department for the Veterans Choice Program" (updates start date)

11/5/2014

Department of Veterans Affairs interim final rule: "Expanded Access to Non-VA Care through the Veterans Choice Program."  (Also see 11.21.14 notice updating start date.)

11/5/2014

Department of Veterans Affairs notice: "Publication of Wait-Times for the Department for the Veterans Choice Program"

8/4/2014

VA interim final rule: "Schedule for Rating Disabilities—Mental Disorders and Definition of Psychosis for Certain VA Purposes"

7/17/2014

Defense Department final rule: "TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselors"

5/20/2014

NAPHS letter of support to Reps. Gardner and Capps for Caring for America’s Heroes Act, H.R.4656

5/16/2014

NAPHS letter of support to Sens. Stabenow, Blunt, Franken, and Moran for Caring for America’s Heroes Act, S.2276

5/9/2014

Support letter from NAPHS and 27 national organizations for the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R.4305/S.2231)

12/26/2013

Defense Department notice of demonstration: "Extension [1 year] of Autism Services Demonstration Project for TRICARE Beneficiaries Under the Extended Care Health Option"

12/17/2013

Department of Veterans Affairs final rule: "Secondary Service Connection for Diagnosable Illnesses Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury"

12/10/2013

Department of Defense notice: "TRICARE Fiscal Year 2014 Mental Health Rate Updates"

10/22/2013

Department of Defense final rule: "TRICARE; Removal of the Prohibition To Use Addictive Drugs in the Maintenance Treatment of Substance Dependence in TRICARE Beneficiaries"

2/26/2013

DoD final rule: "TRICARE: Elimination of the Non-Availability Statement Requirement for Non-Emergency Inpatient Mental Health Care"

2/27/2012

NAPHS comment letter on proposed rule: "TRICARE: Removal of the Prohibition to Use Addictive Drugs in the Maintenance Treatment of Substance Dependence in TRICARE Beneficiaries" [View]

2/27/2012

NAPHS comment letter on proposed rule: "TRICARE: Extended Care Health Option" on autism [View]

2/15/2012

Dept. of Defense notice: "Termination of the Department of Defense Web-Based TRICARE assistance program demonstration" [View]

2/1/2012

Child Welfare Information Gateway: "Working with Military Families" [View]

12/27/2011

Defense Department interim final rule: "TRICARE: Certified Mental Health Counselors"

9/16/2011

Proposed rule: "TRICARE: Elimination of the Non-Availability Statement (NAS) Requirement for Non-Emergency Inpatient Mental Health Care" [View]

8/23/2011

Veterans Affairs Department final rule: "Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program" [View]

4/27/2011

CHAMPUS: Tricare Young Adult program (interim final rule) -- to provide an extended medical coverage opportunity to most unmarried children under 26 of uniformed services [View]

3/4/2011

TRICARE: "Notice of two-year continuation of disease management demonstration project for TRICARE standard beneficiaries" [View]

3/4/2011

NAPHS comment letter to DoD on proposed rule for TRICARE reimbursement for travel for specialty care under exceptional circumstances [View]

2/12/2010

Institute of Medicine consensus report: Provision of Mental Health Counseling Services under TRICARE [View]

10/29/2009

Tricare final rule: Hospital-based psychiatric partial hospital programs (TRICARE approval of a hospital is sufficient for its psychiatric partial hospitalization program to be an authorized TRICARE provider) [View]

5/8/2009

TRICARE; Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS): Statement Concerning Additional Public Comments Following Final Rule Issuance [View]

3/9/2009

NAPHS comment letter: "TRICARE: Outpatient Hospital Prospective Payment System (OPPS): Delay of Effective Date and Additional Opportunity for Public Comment” [View]

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