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 3/20/2022