TRICARE policy resources and manuals

The DHA provides Humana Military with guidance (as issued by the DoD) for administering TRICARE-related laws. The DoD issues this direction through modifications to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and TRICARE Manuals. The TRICARE Operations Manual, TRICARE Reimbursement Manual, TRICARE Systems Manual and TRICARE Policy Manual are continually updated to reflect changes in the CFR. Depending on the complexity of the law and federal funding, it can take a year or longer before the DoD provides direction for administering policy changes.

Note: TRICARE-related statutes can be found in Chapter 55 of Title 10 of the United States Code, which contains all statutes regarding the armed forces. Unless specified otherwise, federal laws generally supersede state laws.

This TRICARE Provider Handbook provides an overview of the TRICARE program regulations and requirements contained in the TRICARE Policy Manual, TRICARE Operations Manual and TRICARE Reimbursement Manual. Refer to these well as to the TRICARE Provider News publication for current information about policy changes, timelines, and implementation guidance.

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