You may have heard about TRICARE. TRICARE supports providers' work with Veterans who are retired from the military and Service Members through reimbursement for medical and behavioral health services outside of a military treatment facility.
TRICARE is a part of the Military Health System, under the auspices of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. It covers an ever growing 9.6 million beneficiaries, including active duty members and families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, as well as retirees from each of the above services and their families. A critical adjunct to the active component are the National Guard and Reserve forces; these men and women have repeatedly left hearth and home for extended periods of intense combat, returning to their communities (and yours). As an authorized participating provider, you are agreeing to treat TRICARE beneficiaries for the reimbursement allowed by law.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a valuable roadmap for becoming a TRICARE authorized behavioral healthcare provider.
To read more about TRICARE, visit the TRICARE provider website.