Back to Top Skip to main content

Health.mil: the official website of the Military Health System (MHS) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Utility Navigation Links

TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.60-M, April 1, 2015
Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)
Chapter 9
Section 8.1
Training
Issue Date:  July 3, 1997
Authority:  32 CFR 199.5(c)(3)
Copyright:  CPT only © 2006 American Medical Association (or such other date of publication of CPT). All Rights Reserved.
Revision:  
1.0  CPT PROCEDURE CODES
97504, 97520, 97535, 97542, 99199, 99600
2.0  POLICY
2.1  Training when required to allow the use of an assistive technology device or to acquire skills which are expected to assist the beneficiary in reducing the disabling effects of a qualifying condition may be cost-shared as an Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) benefit subject to all applicable ECHO requirements.
2.2  Training for parents (or guardians) and siblings of an ECHO beneficiary when required as an integral part of the management of the qualifying condition may be cost-shared as an ECHO benefit subject to all applicable ECHO requirements.
2.3  Vocational training, in the beneficiary’s home or a facility providing such, is an allowed ECHO benefit.
2.4  Services cost-shared through the ECHO may be provided by an authorized institutional or individual professional provider on an inpatient or outpatient basis and rendered in the beneficiary’s natural environment. This includes at home, at school, or other location that is suitable for the type of services being rendered.
3.0  EXCLUSION
Training services available under the TRICARE Basic Program are not eligible to be cost-shared under the ECHO.
4.0  EFFECTIVE DATE
September 1, 2005.
- END -

Utility Navigation Links

DoD Seal

tricare.mil is the official website of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) a component of the Military Health System

TRICARE is a registered trademark of the Department of Defense (DoD), DHA. All rights reserved.

CPT only © 2006 American Medical Association (or such other date of publication of CPT). All Rights Reserved.

If you have a question regarding TRICARE benefits, please go to the TRICARE Contact Us page page.
If you need help with technical/operational issues, please go to the TRICARE Manuals Online Frequently Asked Questions page.

The appearance of hyperlinks to external websites does not constitute endorsement by the DHA of these websites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized government activities, the DHA does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at other locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD website.

v4.8.7983.18738

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing. Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.