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TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.63-M, April 2021, Change 5001 (Jun 10, 2022)
Published Change
T-2017 Published Changes into T5 Manuals
Published Date: June 10, 2022
CONREQ:None
Implementation Date:June 10, 2022
Summary of Changes:
CHAPTER 1
  1. Section 7.1. Podiatrists Prescribing Physical and Occupational Therapy: Adds language to allow podiatrists to prescribe physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) within the scope of their license. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2022
CHAPTER 1
  1. Section 15.1. Adds temporary changes to the medical benefit and reimbursement regulations regarding COVID-19. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2022
CHAPTER 2
  1. Section 7.1. NDAA FY 2017, Section 718, Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM): Adds new Section that explains coverage for remote physiologic monitoring for chronic and acute conditions. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2022
CHAPTER 4
  1. Section 18.5. Evolving Practices: Clarifies coverage criteria for MMC fetal surgery; adds an exclusion for fetoscopic surgery for MMC. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2022
CHAPTER 7
  1. Section 18.2. Podiatrists Prescribing Physical and Occupational Therapy: Adds language to allow podiatrists to prescribe PT and OT within the scope of their license. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2022
CHAPTER 7
  1. Section 18.3. Podiatrists Prescribing Physical and Occupational Therapy: Adds language to allow podiatrists to prescribe PT and OT within the scope of their license. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2022
CHAPTER 8
  1. Section 11.1. Podiatrists Prescribing Physical and Occupational Therapy: Adds language to allow podiatrists to prescribe PT and OT within the scope of their license. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2022
CHAPTER 8
  1. Section 12.1. Reimbursement update: Adds wig and hairpiece rate for 2021. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2022
CHAPTER 13
  1. Section 1.1. Provisional coverage Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT): Clarifies DBT covered as a primary preventive breast cancer screening. Provisional coverage for emerging services and supplies: Adds Ablative Fraction Laser (AFL) Treatment for symptomatic burns and scars for up to five years. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 10, 2022
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