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TRICARE Transition Challenges in the West Region
We are aware of the customer service issues our patients are experiencing in the West Region. Learn more about how we are fixing these issues, including waiving our usual authorization process through March 18.

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Intensive Outpatient Program

Covered by TRICARE?Limits
Yes
TRICARE covers Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs). 
You may qualify for an IOP if you:
  • Have a psychiatric or substance use disorder 
  • Don’t need to be in a hospital full-time
  • Need stabilization, symptom reduction, or prevention of relapse
  • Need treatment for partially stabilized mental health disorders 
  • Need a higher level of care than currently receiving in outpatient care
  • Are transitioning from an:
    • Inpatient program
    • Psychiatric residential treatment center
    • Partial hospitalization
    • Regular outpatient services
You don’t need to get prior authorization. 

Last Updated 7/20/2017