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DOD/DODOASHA RIN: 0720-AB53 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: TRICARE; Extended Care Health Option 

The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this rule to establish TRICARE coverage under the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). To increase access to ABA services for ECHO-registered dependents who are diagnosed with an ASD, DoD is promulgating this rule to adopt a provider model under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 1079(e) and to establish the requirements for ABA providers and reimbursement for ABA services. This rule also proposes to establish that certain individual professional providers, specifically psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, certified psychiatric nurse specialists, and clinical social workers, and other individuals who maintain current certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) or comparable certifying entity as may be approved by the Director, TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), and who maintain a current participation agreement with the Director, TMA, are eligible to be applied behavior analysis authorized providers.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    10 U.S.C. ch 55   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/29/2011  76 FR 81897   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/27/2012 
Final Action  07/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mike Kottyan
Department of Defense
Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
1200 Defense Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301
Phone:303 676-3520