Reps. Seek Audit Of Tricare Mail-Order Drug Program

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of legislators on Friday asked the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Inspector General to look into Tricare's mail-order pharmacy program, after retail pharmacy groups questioned the program's cost benefits and effectiveness.

In a letter to OIG acting inspector general Lynne Halbrooks, the five Republican and three Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives said Tricare’s co-pay structure had long encouraged the use of its mail-order pharmacy program by beneficiaries. The letter said both an October reduction in mail-order co-pays and the...
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