[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 5781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01642]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Cost-Sharing Rates for Pharmacy Benefits Program of the TRICARE 
Program

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice of change to cost-sharing rates to the TRICARE Pharmacy 
Benefits Program.

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SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested parties of cost-sharing 
rate change for the Pharmacy Benefits Program.

DATES: The cost-sharing rate changes will be effective February 1, 
2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RADM Thomas J. McGinnis, TRICARE 
Management Activity, Pharmaceutical Operations Directorate, telephone 
(703) 681-2890.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 712 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for 2013 establishes the cost-sharing rates under the 
TRICARE pharmacy benefits program as $5 for generic medications, $17 
for formulary medications and $44 for non-formulary medications for not 
more than a 30-day supply obtained through retail pharmacies, and $0 
for generic medications, $13 for formulary medications, and $43 for 
non-formulary medications for not more than a 90-day supply obtained 
through the TRICARE mail-order pharmacy. The Act limits any annual 
increase in cost-sharing rates under the TRICARE pharmacy program to 
the amount equal to the percentage increase by which retiree pay is 
increased beginning October 1, 2013. The effective date shall apply to 
prescriptions obtained under TRICARE on or after February 1, 2013.

    Dated: January 23, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2013-01642 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]
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