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TRICARE Reimbursement Manual 6010.61-M, April 1, 2015
General
Chapter 1
Section 5
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Physicians Of The Public Health Service (PHS)
Issue Date:  August 26, 1985
Authority:  32 CFR 199.6(c)
Revision:  
1.0  APPLICABILITY
This policy is mandatory for reimbursement of services provided by network and non-network providers. However, alternative network reimbursement methodologies are permitted when approved by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and specifically included in the network provider agreement.
2.0  ISSUE
What are the limitations on reimbursement of NHSC physicians?
3.0  POLICY
Physicians of the NHSC may be assigned to areas where there is a shortage of medical providers. These physicians are prohibited from accepting TRICARE payments, but the entities to which they are assigned are eligible for payment. The names of such physicians are available from the PHS, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
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