APMA submitted comments on January 22 to the Department of Defense in response to its review of existing TRICARE regulations, APMA focused its comments on the following:
- update TRICARE regulations generally to reflect the advancements in the education and experience of podiatrists;
- update the TRICARE definition of physician at 32 CFR 199.2(b) to include podiatrists; and
- permit DPMs to prescribe physical and occupational therapy (PT/OT) to patients.
This letter and all other previous comments can be found at www.apma.org/CommentLetters.