TriWest Referral Reset Notice

July 03, 2013 | Terry Howell

The following was posted on United Health Care’s TRICARE page. Although it is slightly old news, I think it is important enough to resend:

Sourece: TIRCARE West (United Health Care)

As a reminder, all previously approved TriWest referrals will expire May 30, 2013. In an effort to ensure care is not interrupted, TriWest referrals have been reviewed for medical necessity and an extension decision made based on this review. If your referral has been extended, you and your PCM/Specialist will receive a letter providing details on the specific care with extended service dates.

Your previously approved TriWest Obstetric/maternity authorization will continue for the entire 312-day episode of care, even if that continues past May 30, 2013.

Log in to see the UnitedHealthcare prior authorizations for you and your granted family members.

For more information, please review Frequently Asked Questions.

About Terry Howell

Before becoming the Managing Editor for Military.com, Terry served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and aircrewman. In his final role in the Coast Guard, Terry served as a Career Development Advisor, where he provided career, finance, education, and benefits counseling to servicemembers and their families. Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Terry has authored the book, The Military Advantage, managed the content for TurboTap, the DoD's online transition program and VAforVets, the VA's transition assistance website. Terry earned both his Bachelor's and MBA at Corban University using Military Tuition Assistance and his GI Bill benefits to help cover the cost.