|Covered by TRICARE?||Limits|
||Covered under the Extended Care Health Option for beneficiaries with a primary or secondary diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis or Cerebral Palsy
Hippotherapy is an exercise program that offers a person with a disability a means of physical activity that aids in improving balance, posture, coordination, the development of a positive attitude and a sense of accomplishment through use of a horse and a physical or occupational therapist.
Hippotherapy is covered under the Extended Health Care Option (ECHO) for beneficiaries with a primary or secondary diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis or Cerebral Palsy.
Hippotherapy services must be prescribed by a physician based on a determination that the patient will benefit from these non-medical services above and beyond what is provided under the basic TRICARE medical benefit.