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Benefits A-Z

Vaccines

Age-appropriate immunizations and vaccines are covered in accordance with Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) age and frequency recommendations. More >>

Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose vein treatment is a limited benefit. More >>

Vascular Diagnostic Studies, Non-Invasive

Vascular diagnostic studies, non-invasive are a covered benefit except in conjunction with podiatry services.

Ventricular Assist Device

Ventricular assist devices (VAD) are a limited benefit. VADs are used to support heart function and can be external or implantable. These devices may be a covered benefit when the device is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used for an FDA-approved indication.

To expedite the review process, providers may attach a Letter of Attestation in lieu of clinical documentation to the authorization request. 
Cost Information

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Not a covered benefit.

Vision Services

Examinations and other services to diagnose or treat a medical condition of the eye, eyelid, lacrimal system, or orbit are covered benefits. A “routine eye examination” is an evaluation of the eyes not related to a medical or surgical condition or injury. See eye examinations for additional information.

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy, also known as orthoptics, is not a covered benefit.

Vitamin D Screening

Vitamin D screenings for beneficiaries with a suspected deficiency is a covered benefit. A vitamin D screening in asymptomatic beneficiaries is not a covered benefit as a preventive measure and/or during examinations without abnormal findings.

Vitamins, Prenatal

The TRICARE pharmacy benefit covers prenatal vitamins that require a prescription. Prenatal vitamins are only covered for prenatal care. Prenatal vitamins that do not require a prescription (over-the-counter) are not a covered benefit.