Mommy Care Kits
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Health Net Federal Services, LLC (HNFS) has seen an increase in requests for kits that include durable medical equipment (DME) items prescribed to help support pregnant women with comfort care. Referred to as “Mommy Care Kits,” these often include Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved DME products such as:
- Compression stockings
- Abdominal binders (or maternity support belts)
- Pregnancy/postpartum support braces to support the pelvis and lower back
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) compression devices
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) units
Please note that TRICARE does not cover DME prescribed solely for convenience or comfort. Use caution if marketing any of these items as a covered TRICARE benefit. Maternity care items must be deemed medically necessary to be covered, and appropriate referral and authorization guidelines must be followed.
Please review our Maternity Care benefit page.