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DOD/DODOASHA RIN: 0720-AB81 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●TRICARE Coverage and Payment for Certain Telemedicine Services and Modifications of Provider Licensing Requirements in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

This interim final rule will revise: 1) 32 CFR part 199.4 to remove the restriction on audio-only telemedicine services, 2) 32 CFR part 199.6 to authorize reimbursement for interstate practice by TRICARE-authorized providers when such authority is consistent with State and Federal licensing requirements, and 3) 32 CFR part 199.17 to eliminate copayments for telemedicine services. The changes in this rule will be effective for the period of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. These changes will reduce the spread of COVID-19 among TRICARE beneficiaries by incentivizing use of telemedicine services, and will aid providers in caring for TRICARE beneficiaries by temporarily waiving some licensure requirements.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
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
Interim Final Rule  06/00/2020 
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:
Maj. Zachary Rumery
Department of Defense
Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
7700 Arlington Blvd,
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone:703 681-0523