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    I was thinking about getting a second opinion while I am home in Michigan over the summer, but am not sure who will take my insurance or how to go about getting tricare to pay. Any help?
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    you have to get a referral from your PCM. Make sure you have the docs name & stuff available, you'll have to go through tricare to make sure it gets approved. - and make sure the doc is in the tricare network, or you're gonna pay a little out of pocket





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    you cannot do this with tricare: you will be out of network and they will not cover it at all.

    they will only cover ER visits while away from home--

    for a second oppinion you will need to go to a dr in your region.

    sorry I know it sucks but that is how they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsgirl View Post
    you cannot do this with tricare: you will be out of network and they will not cover it at all.

    they will only cover ER visits while away from home--

    for a second oppinion you will need to go to a dr in your region.

    sorry I know it sucks but that is how they work.
    Yea--you have to go to a dr in your region -- you are entitled to a second opinion though and it has to be pre-approved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AG2Wife View Post
    you have to get a referral from your PCM. Make sure you have the docs name & stuff available, you'll have to go through tricare to make sure it gets approved. - and make sure the doc is in the tricare network, or you're gonna pay a little out of pocket
    I'm saying this because when I moved here I was still on the North region prime. When I called Tricare to ask if I can see a doctor here, they said if I had a referral from my PCM OR if I switched to the south region.

    I would call tricare and ask what your options are.





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    you could always switch your region for the time you will be home. Anytime I am gone more then 20 days I just switch regions. Its not that big of a deal and no issues to switch back. That way I don't have to worry about any out of network bs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rosebud* View Post
    you could always switch your region for the time you will be home. Anytime I am gone more then 20 days I just switch regions. Its not that big of a deal and no issues to switch back. That way I don't have to worry about any out of network bs.
    GOOD idea!!





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    I may consider switch because I will be gone for 6 weeks. Otherwise its a bummer. but thanks for the info everyone

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