Tricare coverage

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   Posted 12/17/2013 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a newbie here and have had GERD for many years. I'm sick of it and need to move on to the next step...whatever that may be. I am trying to find info in regards to whether Tricare covers the Nissen for GERD. If not, do they cover ANYTHING for treatment of GERD? Im still trying to find that info on the Tricare website but having difficulty finding an answer. Any help is appreciated. TIA!

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   Posted 12/18/2013 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome aboard!

I am very sure Tricare will cover GERD related issues. You will need to go through your primary doctor for a referral to a GI doctor.

Take care,
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   Posted 12/18/2013 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I am retired military and the entire cost of my Hiatal Hernia repair and NF "wrap" was fully covered by a combination of Medicare and Tricare. Mine was done in March 2013 at a military hospital and I know that they are fully reimbursed by the two coverages. I had all the standard tests--endoscope, Barium swallow x-rays, motility, etc. and I was on Nexium for about five years prior to the operation. I also received months of treatment for a lung abscess that was deemed to have been due to the reflux into my lungs.

Best of luck in your treatment and I hope you have as great a result as I did.
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