The new fiscal year begins October 1st, yet Congress has not completed work on any of the 12 Appropriations (spending) bills for FY 2017. Congress has until next week to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) (H.R. 5325), to keep the government operating beyond September 30th.
DoD will be launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries on Monday, May 23, 2016. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE-authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization per year.