TRICARE Set to Cover Laboratory Developed Tests Health.mil Staff 8/15/2014 <http://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Access-Cost-Quality-and-Safety/Access- to-Healthcare/TRICARE-Health-Plan> TRICARE Health Plan, <http://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Access-Cost-Quality-and-Safety> Access Cost Quality and Safety, <http://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Access-Cost-Quality-and-Safety/Access- to-Healthcare> Access to Healthcare Beginning in September, TRICARE will cover certain laboratory developed tests under the Defense Health Agency Evaluation of Non-United States Food and Drug Administration Approved Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration Project. The demonstration also allows TRICARE to cover approved laboratory developed tests retroactively if the coverage guidelines for the specific test are met. If a TRICARE beneficiary has paid for a laboratory developed test since Jan. 1, 2013, and it is now included in the demonstration, they may be eligible for reimbursement. Beneficiaries will have to file a claim with their regional contractor to receive payment. To find out which laboratory developed tests are covered, and which are eligible for retroactive reimbursement, visit the <http://www.tricare.mil/ldt> TRICARE covered services section to see the full list. Most tests must be preauthorized by the regional contractor before they can be covered. Tests approved for the demonstration must be offered by an authorized provider. The demonstration allows the Defense Department to perform its own evaluation of a laboratory developed test, establish a list of these tests deemed safe and effective, and establish a process to add new tests to that list. TRICARE will maintain and publish a list of approved tests, and will continually update it as new tests are reviewed and approved for coverage. SOURCE: Defense Health Agency News Release at http://health.mil/Reference-Center/Articles/2014/08/15/TRICARE-Set-to-Cover-Labo ratory-Developed-Tests NOTICE: Links to archived copies of this and other mailing list messages, retiree-related events list, subscribe\unsubscribe instructions and other useful information for active duty, retirees and veterans, and their families, are available on the LINKS FOR MIL\RET\VETS website at www.hostmtb.org If you prefer not to receive future HEALTH.MIL mailing list messages, click here <mailto:health.mil-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=Unsubscribe> or go to www.hostmtb.org <http://www.hostmtb.org> to unsubscribe automatically. If unsuccessful, please contact the Mailing List Mgr <mailto:milton.bell126@xxxxxxxxx?subject=HEALTH.MIL%20Unsubscribe> . This HEALTH.MIL mailing list is not affiliated with the Defense Health Agency\Military Health System's Health.mil website.