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NEW! 1st Quarter FY15 TPCP Metrics Reports:
The DHA UBO Program Office has released the 1st quarter FY15 TPCP Metrics Reports. These reports are extracts from the web-based reporting system.

NEW! DHA UBO Newsletter:
The Winter 2015 DHA UBO newsletter is now available! (Posted 2/18/15)

FY15 Pharmacy Rates:
The DHA UBO Program Office has released the first FY15 Pharmacy rates package (Pharmacy Rate File, FY15 DHA UBO Rx Billers Edition Workbook, and Pharmacy Pricing Estimator), effective 16 February 2015.


February Webinar:
Medicare Claims

Dates & Times
24 February 2015 0800 - 0900
26 February 2015 1400 - 1500

Note: Learning Center webinars are broadcast in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

For full participation instructions, presentation materials, as well as information on upcoming and past webinars, visit the UBO Web-Based Training page.

E-mail us! If you have webinar or other Learning Center questions or sugestions, please send us a note at UBO.LearningCenter@altarum.org. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome all feedback and suggestions.


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Non-DHA UBO links and references to other Web sites are provided as a convenience for visitors to the DHA UBO Web site. The DHA UBO Program Office does not assume responsibility for information referenced and available outside of the DHA UBO Web site.

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For questions or comments, please e-mail UBO.Helpdesk@altarum.org, or leave a message for the Helpdesk staff at (571) 733-5935. Phone messages will be returned within one business day.

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"On October 1, 2013, the Department of Defense established the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to manage the activities of the Military Health System. These activities include those previously managed by TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which was disestablished on the same date. During the next several months, all TMA websites will change to reflect the new DHA. We appreciate your patience during this transition."

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This section is updated with questions we get from you. Send questions or suggestions to UBO.Helpdesk@altarum.org, with the subject, "FAQs."

Q: How do you bill for elective cosmetic procedures combined with a medically necessary procedure?

A: Elective cosmetic procedures are billed using the Cosmetic Surgery Estimator (CSE). If a patient receives both a medically necessary procedure and an elective cosmetic procedure during the same surgical encounter, a discount is applied. The current discount is 50% of the facility fee and 50% of the anesthesia fee for the primary elective procedure. If additional elective procedures are performed, the additional procedures would not receive this discount.

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