Documenting Eligibility and Getting Care
When your unit approves your LOD/NOE determination:
- File it with your local military hospital or clinic or with the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Great Lakes (formerly known as MMSO).
- Send a copy to any providers who cared for your LOD/NOE injury or illness so they can file it with your claim.
If you're able to get care from a military hospital or clinic, that facility will manage your LOD care. Make sure your service-issued LOD/NOE determination on file there.
If you’re not able to get care from a military hospital or clinic, DHA, Great Lakes works with your unit medical representative to coordinate your care with a TRICARE-authorized providerAn authorized provider is any individual, institution/organization, or supplier that is licensed by a state, accredited by national organization, or meets other standards of the medical community, and is certified to provide benefits under TRICARE. There are two types of TRICARE-authorized providers: Network and Non-Network..
For more information, visit the DHA, Great Lakes website.