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Extending a Sleep Study Referral

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sleep study referrals issued by Health Net Federal Services, LLC (HNFS) are valid for 90 days from the approval date. We recognize wait times for certain sleep study appointments can average 60–90 days. If you are having difficulty scheduling a TRICARE Prime patient’s sleep study appointment within the effective dates of the referral, please contact us to request an extension. Your patient does not need to go back to his or her primary care manager to get a new referral. 

How to request an outpatient referral extension

While appointment delays may have resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak, beneficiaries and providers can continue to request sleep study referral extensions beyond the current pandemic.