MaMHCA has learned about a 2-3 month delay in processing TRICARE applications
MaMHCA has learned about a 2-3 month delay in processing TRICARE applications due to the recent extension of the grand-parenting period until 2021 under the newly enacted National Defense Authorization Act. This act also expanded the approved educational certifying bodies until 2021, creating the necessity to update the TRICARE Policy Manual in coordination with the TRICARE Managed Care Support Contractors in each Region. This process is expected to take 2-3 months.
►Bottom line – LMHCs in Massachusetts will continue to be able to be grand-parented in as independent providers in the TRICARE System, but expect some delays in getting applications when requested from the Northeast Regional Office.
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