Update on New Technology Add-On Payments (NTAP)

March 7, 2023

To align with the Calendar Year (CY), if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) creates a new Medicare Severity (MS)-TRICARE Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) payment, TRICARE provides a three-month grace period (October 1 through December 31) for expired New Technology Add-On Payments (NTAP).

If a new MS-DRG is not established for an NTAP, the grace period does not apply.

See TRICARE Reimbursement Manual (TRM)Chapter 6, Section 11, Paragraph 5.0 for more information.