Become a TRICARE Provider

Health Net Federal Services, LLC (HNFS) is the TRICARE West Region contractor for the next iteration of TRICARE, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. We welcome the opportunity to support our service members and their families in the TRICARE West Region and invite you to join our provider network as we carry on the vital mission of the TRICARE program. Together, we can continue to provide health care excellence for our nation’s best.

The HNFS Network

Health Net Federal Services currently completes processing of clean claims for our TRICARE North Region providers in less than five days and offers online self-service tools to streamline your TRICARE transactions. Our TRICARE network providers agree to use Web-based tools to check beneficiary eligibility, validate whether a service requires prior authorization, submit prior authorization and referral requests, and submit claims electronically.

We are offering providers the opportunity to join our network at 100 percent of the TRICARE maximum allowable reimbursement rate.

How to Join

Note: Professional providers include medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy (MDs/DOs), physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physical, speech and occupational therapists (PTs, STs, OTs).

  • Facilities and ancillary providers: Send an email to hnfsT2017ProvRel@Healthnet.com to request an HNFS West Region contract. The email must include:
    • provider/organization name, street , city, state, ZIP code
    • type of provider (for example, critical access hospital, home health agency)
    • Tax Identification Number (TIN)
    • point of contact name/title, telephone number, email address, and fax number

Facility/ancillary providers include hospitals (all types), home health agencies, ambulatory surgical centers hospices, skilled nursing facilities, and durable medical equipment and medical supply companies.

  • Mental health care providers: To join our mental health care network, visit www.mhn.com > Provider Site > Click here to visit MHN's Provider Portal > TRICARE West.

Note: Providers not interested in joining our network can still support our military by becoming a non-network provider.

Adding Providers to an Existing Group

To add a provider to your network practice who has not been credentialed by HNFS, he or she must send in a Provider Information Form to ensure he or she gets credentialed by HNFS. The provider must have all information current with the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH®), as well. It can take HNFS 60 to 90 days to credential your new provider based upon the accuracy of the information provided.

Additional Information

Facilities should use the following taxonomy codes when completing TRICARE Network Provider Agreement as well as other health care provider documents. If your specialty does not appear, please visit http://www.cms.gov/ for more information.

  • Psychiatric Unit (273R00000X)
  • Chronic Disease Hospital (281P00000X)
  • General Acute Care Hospital (282N00000X)
  • General Acute Care Hospital - Children (282NC2000X)
  • Rehabilitation Hospital (283X00000X)
  • Hospice, Inpatient (315D00000X)
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (314000000X)