Authorizations and Referrals
When You Can Self-Refer
On Feb. 20, 2018, the Defense Health Agency implemented a temporary waiver of outpatient referral and authorization requirements for TRICARE West Region beneficiaries enrolled in a TRICARE Prime plan.
Please review our TRICARE Prime Referral Waiver page for details and guidelines on how to access care during the waiver period.
Transition of West Region Authorizations
HNFS will honor referrals and authorizations issued by UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans (UnitedHealthcare) through their 2018 expiration dates. You do not need a new authorization.
Active UnitedHealthcare authorizations are loaded in our system for accurate claims processing and visible through our online authorization tools shortly. If your referral expired in 2017, please contact your provider for a new referral.