TRICARE releasing new reimbursement rates for autism care
The TRICARE Health Plan announced new reimbursement rates effective April 1, 2016 for applied behavior analysis (ABA) services, which are provided under the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). TRICARE’s ABA coverage and benefits are not changing. The new provider rates align ABA with all other TRICARE rates, ensuring the rates are reviewed and appropriately adjusted each year.
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MHS must ‘recapture’ care from civilian health providers
The welcome reduction of casualties from major conflict brings a new challenge for military surgeons at home: ensuring they have enough time with patients to maintain their clinical skills. Military Health System (MHS) leaders are evaluating a wide-ranging set of options so that medical personnel can practice their skills to maintain what is known as clinical currency. “Recapturing care” from the civilian sector – convincing beneficiaries who are located within driving distance of a military treatment facility (MTF) to seek care there first – is first among those solutions.
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USS Eisenhower medical team performs shipboard surgery
Navy Sonar Technician 2nd Class Steven Lauer, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stout, always wanted to be out to sea on an aircraft carrier, but when he was flown to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, March 19, it wasn't under the circumstances he imagined. "I was standing watch when I felt a sharp pain shoot through my stomach," Lauer said. Read More ...
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