Benefits A-Z

Naturopathic Care

Not a covered benefit.


Not a covered benefit.

Newborn Care

See well-child care.

Nursing Homes

Not a covered benefit; this includes convalescent, respite or domiciliary care. Please note care in a skilled nursing facility is different than care in a nursing home.

Nutrition and Diet Counseling

Nutrition and diet counseling is not a covered benefit except when provided as part of a primary care office visit or under diabetes outpatient self-management training. Note: Nutrition and diet counseling cannot be billed separately when provided as part of a primary care office visit.

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional therapy is a limited benefit and may be a covered when medically necessary and is the primary source of nutrition. Covered nutritional therapies include: enteral, parenteral and oral nutritional therapy. Additionally, intraperitoneal nutrition therapy is only covered for malnutrition as a result of end-stage renal disease. Any formula listed on the Enteral Nutrition Product Classification List maintained by Noridian Administrative Services is eligible for TRICARE cost-sharing when coverage criteria is met.

Nutritional therapy may be covered in an inpatient or outpatient setting. If covered, the setting where the services are provided will determine costs; outpatient office setting, home setting or inpatient hospital setting.

Enteral nutritional therapy for children less than one year of age available over the counter and not medically necessary is not a covered benefit.