The full House Armed Services Committee (HASC) marked up and approved the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (HDAA-H.R. 4909). The bill includes new TRICARE fees, a 2.1% pay increase for active duty, a one-year extension of SSIA, and much more.
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.