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. If performed in conjunction with podiatry services, the podiatrist’s license must allow for the performance of non-invasive vascular diagnostic testing.
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.
Not a covered benefit.
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, 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.
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.