June 22, 2016

TRICARE Waives Referral Requirement in Disaster Situations

In emergencies, the Department of Defense (DoD) can approve a waiver of primary care manager (PCM) referrals, thus allowing affected beneficiaries to get care from TRICARE-authorized providers without a PCM referral, avoiding point-of-service charges. The "Emergency Refill Too Soon" waiver authorizes early prescription refills for affected beneficiaries. When a prescription waiver is authorized for an impacted area, information about early refills is posted on the TRICARE website. Beneficiaries who've signed up for TRICARE updates via email or SMS text-messaging receive the update directly. Also check TRICARE's social media pages for updates. Read more here.