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Purchased Care

Date of Publication

2/7/2020

Definition

Medical care provided by civilian providers, including individuals, groups, hospitals, and clinics, who have agreed to accept TRICARE beneficiaries.  Providers in the purchased care system generally deliver healthcare at negotiated rates, adhere to provider agreements, and follow other requirements of the managed care program.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Purchased Care

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