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Change to Vitamin D Screening Coverage

Friday, June 19, 2020

Starting June 19, 2020, TRICARE will no longer cover vitamin D screenings performed as a preventive measure. This includes vitamin D screenings performed on asymptomatic patients, the general population and/or during examinations when there is no clinical indication for the screening. 

Vitamin D screenings are often done as part of a routine annual exam. Be sure to talk with your patients who may have been screened in the past about this benefit update.

Please refer to TRICARE Policy Manual, Chapter 6, Section 1.1. We also offer Vitamin D screening benefit details online.