10 U.S. Code § 1095f - TRICARE program: referrals and preauthorizations under TRICARE Prime
2017—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 115–91 added par. (4).
2016—Pub. L. 114–328 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that no contract for managed care support under the TRICARE program includes any requirement that a managed care support contractor require a primary care or specialty care provider to obtain prior authorization before referring a patient to a specialty care provider that is part of the network of health care providers or institutions of the contractor.”
Amendment by Pub. L. 114–328 applicable with respect to the provision of health care under the TRICARE program beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, see section 701(k) of Pub. L. 114–328, set out as a note under section 1072 of this title.