TRICARE has worked to eliminate potential barriers to mental health care by removing day limits for certain mental health services. Now however, inpatient mental health hospital services, regardless of length or quantity, may be covered as long as the care is considered medically or psychologically necessary and appropriate. Likewise the 60-limitation on the psychiatric partial hospitalization benefit has been removed. Also, there is now no day limit for beneficiaries under 21. You can get emergency psychiatric care without pre-authorization. However, you must get authorization within 72 hours of admission and the 72 hours starts the day after admission. For more information about mental health coverage, visit the TRICARE website.
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