Unnecessary Inpatient Stays
TRICARE doesn’t cover unnecessary inpatient stays including:
- for rest or rest cures.
- to control or detain a runaway child, whether or not it’s an authorized institution.
- to perform diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures that can be and are done routinely on an outpatient basis.
- in a hospital or other authorized institutions above the appropriate level required to provide necessary medical care.
Last Updated 5/17/2019