With provider offices across the country rescheduling patient appointments due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we recognize some already-approved authorizations for TRICARE beneficiaries may expire before pandemic restrictions are lifted. In an effort to reduce administrative burden for providers, we have automatically extended certain outpatient referrals and authorizations an additional 180 days. Humana Military has automatically updated the referral/authorization end dates and the updates are reflected in provider self-service.
Note: TRICARE eligibility guidelines still apply. As some beneficiaries’ enrollment status may change during the pandemic shutdown, it is important to verify eligibility and benefit coverage prior to rendering services. Any authorization extensions issued do not supersede TRICARE‘s eligibility policies.
The following outpatient care types are excluded from the 180-day extension: