Is It Covered?
Search the A-Z list for a list of covered services. Your coverage and out-of-pocket costs may vary based on who you are and your health plan option.
TRICARE covers X-ray services when prescribed by a physician and when related to a specific illness or injury or a definitive set of symptoms.
TRICARE also covers portable X-ray services. The suppliers must meet the conditions of coverage of the Medicare program, set forth in the Medicare regulations, or the Medicaid program in that state in which the covered service is provided. In addition to the specific radiology services, reasonable transportation and set-up charges are covered and separately reimbursable.
TRICARE does not cover X-rays that not related to a specific illness or injury or a definitive set of symptoms except for cancer screening mammography, cancer screening papanicolaou (PAP) tests and other tests allowed under the Preventive Services benefit.
This A-Z list of topics is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers most inpatient and outpatient care that is medically necessary and considered proven. However, there are special rules or limits on certain types of care, while other types of care are not covered at all.