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TRICARE Operations Manual, Change 15, October 12, 2004

Page Count: 1,452
Summary of Changes: This change is an administrative change to the MCS and TDEFIC contracts allowing for continued TRICARE coverage for retirees and their dependents who are under the age of 65 and who have Medicare Part A but not Medicare Part B. The FY05 National Defense Authorization Act extends TRICARE coverage until December 31, 2004 to those individuals who, because of disability or end stage renal disease, are eligible for Medicare Part A but did not obtain Part B.

TRICARE Policy Manual, Change 11, September 29, 2004

Page Count: 956
Summary of Changes: See the Change Transmittal for a detailed summary. This change is published in conjunction with Aug 2002 TSM Change 17.

TRICARE Reimbursement Manual, Change 14, October 6, 2004

Page Count: 1,394
Summary of Changes: This change provides the FY2005 updates to: 1) inpatient mental health rates and cost-share; 2) RTC per diem rates; 3) hospice rates and wage indexes; 4) partial hospitalization rates; 5) SNF rates and wage indexes; 6) birthing center rates; 7) inpatient active duty dependent cost-share; and 8) inpatient cost-share per diem for beneficiaries other than dependents of active duty members. This change also corrects Chapter 4, Section 4 (Coordination of Benefits), Example 4 removes Gulf Coast Treatment Center, Inc. as an authorized RTC.

TRICARE Systems Manual, Change 17, September 29, 2004

Page Count: 1,090
Summary of Changes: This change updates the procedure codes modifiers in the table Code/Value Specification and updates the 2004 procedure codes for type of service. This change is published in conjunction with Aug 2002 TPM Change 11.

32 CFR 199, Change 27, October 12, 2004

Page Count: 526
Summary of Changes: Final Rule - Changes included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (NDAA-02) and a technical correction included in the NDAA-03.

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