You have every right to request a second medical opinion from another provider. You, your primary care manager (PCM) or your regional contractor may request a second medical opinion.
If you want a second opinion, go to your PCM and explain your situation and any questions you may have about the first specialist's suggested care. Then, ask your PCM to coordinate a referral to another specialist and request a referral from your regional contractor if necessary.
Health Net Federal Services and Humana Military are honoring authorizations and referrals issued by the previous TRICARE contractors through their 2018 expiration dates. There is no action needed for these already-approved requests. If your referral or authorization expired prior to 1/1/18, your provider can submit updated requests to your new TRICARE contractor.
Last Updated 1/21/2016