After the Run around with Tricare I am getting an MRI tomorrow. Well I was told by my DR and tricare that I have to wait by referral to get the MRI of my knee. This was monday of last week. So I called tricare on weds and said I have to wait till friday. Then friday nothing so furious and full of pain I call tricare back. 2 people told me oh you don't need authorization to get an MRI of the lower part of the body. So I called the imaging center and they comfirmed this. . Well it would be helpful if I knew this on monday of last week. Well finally Im getting to get seen on tomorrow. So if any of you tore your meniscus or ACL you do not need authorization of tricare. just have your dr send you to an imaging center.