Tricare west website update on approved referrals.
Which referrals and authorizations will be extended? HNFS will extend already-approved outpatient physical health referrals and authorizations that expire between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020. Due to benefit
limitations there will be exceptions, so please check with your doctor when scheduling appointments.
How much longer will I have to get care?
We are extending referrals and authorizations 180 days from the original expiration date.
Does this also apply to those on active duty? Yes. Extensions apply to active duty and non-active duty beneficiaries
See website for more information regarding Tricare approved referrals for specialty
care. Above excerpt copied from Tricare-West Region website: https://www.tricare-west.com/content/hnfs/home/tw/bene/res/beneficiary_news/authorizations-extended-in-response-to-covid-19.html