TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018. These improvements include wider access to network providers, updated enrollment to reduce disruptions in care and simplified co-payments. Other changes include allowing doctors to make the decisions on whether beneficiaries need a referral or specialty care. Urgent care will be available without a referral through either the military hospital or clinic or at a civilian urgent care center. For more information, visit the TRICARE Changes webpage where you can sign up for email alerts, complete a beneficiary checklist, and see available plans and updated costs for 2018.
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