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TRICARE Operations Manual 6010.59-M, April 1, 2015
April 1, 2015
Revision:  C-53, September 27, 2019
The TRICARE Policy Manual (TPM) 6010.60-M, in conjunction with the TRICARE Reimbursement Manual (TRM), 6010.61-M, contains operational policy necessary to efficiently implement the Code of Federal Regulations at 32 CFR 199. This manual augments the 32 CFR 199 and must be used in conjunction for complete policy information, providing guidance, policy interpretation and decisions implementing TRICARE, including those policies and procedures applicable to the TRICARE Health Plan.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has a License Agreement with the American Medical Association (AMA) regarding the use of the Physician’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), a coding work of medical nomenclature developed by the AMA. In accordance with the terms of that Agreement, the DoD has agreed to:
Include a Copyright notice in every section that references CPT codes;
Specifically identify procedure codes as CPT procedure codes;
Use only short descriptions with CPT codes and delete all long descriptions; and
Italicize short descriptions wherever they are used.
The TRICARE Manuals provide instructions, guidance and responsibilities in addition to the requirements set forth in the incorporated federal statutes and the regulations and may not be interpreted in contradiction thereto.
Digital signature of Section Chief (or designee) of Health Plan Operations Sections (HPOS), Defense Health Agency (DHA).
John L. Arendale, Branch Chief
Health Plan Operations Branch (HPOB)
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Definitions are available in the Apr 2015 TRICARE Operations Manual (TOM), Appendix A.
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