Jun 07, 2011 - 10:44 pm
I'm posting this for anyone who is covered by Tricare Health Insurance (Humana Military Healthcare). I'm participating in a Phase I Clinical Trial. Tricare has denied the authorization for participation in the trial. When I received the denial letter they referenced outdated policy (2005 manual and 32CFR199 dtd. 2002). On February 14, 2011 the Secretary of Defense posted a final ruling (32 CFR Part 199) on updated policy for Tricare to cover Phase I Clinical Trials. There are criteria which must be met. I'm currently appealing the decision and am waiting on their determination. If you get denied; appeal, appeal, appeal.