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Third Party Collection Program

Title 10, United States Code, Section 1095 authorizes military treatment facilities to recover the cost of providing health care services to covered DOD beneficiaries from third party payers. The Third Party Collection Program is the military program established to accomplish this task. 

All beneficiaries, excluding active duty, are required to provide information regarding other health insurance coverage annually, or when there is a change in their coverage status. MTF business offices bill OHI, or third party payers, directly for reasonable charges for care, minus the beneficiary's applicable deductible or copayment amount. DOD beneficiaries are not responsible for deductibles or copayments. The rates used for billing are included in the Inpatient Adjusted Standardized Amounts and Outpatient rate packages, approved annually by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. Funds collected through the TPCP are used to enhance health care delivery at the MTF providing the care.

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Last Updated: April 26, 2024
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