For the first time ever, Tricare is covering the purchase of human breast milk from an accredited milk bank, according to a policy update released March 18. The new coverage, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, could save mothers of premature or sick infants thousands of dollars if their baby requires breast milk but they are unable to provide it. Since the maximum Tricare will pay a bank per ounce for milk is $4.50, according to the policy, that means no beneficiary will pay more than about $1.12 per ounce, while many will pay nothing, depending on their cost share. Read more about the new coverage on Military.com.
Tricare Adds Coverage for Human Breast Milk
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