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Pharmacy Rates

Pharmacy rates are derived from the Managed Care Pricing File (MCPF) supplied by the Defense Supply Center and are based on TRICARE allowable charges, Average Wholesale Price (AWP), or Prime Vendor Program (PVP) prices listed for the National Drug Codes (NDC).

  • The pharmacy rate schedule incorporates the TRICARE Management Activity’s (TMA’s) methodology of setting charges for pharmaceuticals at the same level TRICARE would reimburse similar drugs under its retail pharmacy program.
  • Rates remain in keeping with regulatory requirements that the DoD Military Health System (MHS) "bill a reasonable charge" for pharmaceuticals.
  • As a part of the pricing change, TMA continues to add a $2.00 dispensing fee.
  • To assist you in determining your pharmaceutical costs, please visit the health.mil site in the Military Health System (MHS). Access the MHS UBO Rates web page. Scroll down to the 'Pharmacy Rates' section, select the appropriate file, and click the 'Download' button.
  • The Military Health System (MHS) may not always be the lowest cost option available. We encourage you to conduct a price comparison with other sources of pharmaceuticals to ensure you receive the best available price.
  • An on-line word search of "pharmacy pricing" identifies a number of options.