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TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.60-M, April 1, 2015
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Chapter 8
Section 7.3
Liquid Protein Diets
Issue Date:  January 23, 1984
Authority:  32 CFR 199.4(e)(15) and (g)(28)
Revision:  C-8, August 28, 2017
1.0  DESCRIPTION
Protein sparing fast diets using predigested protein.
2.0  POLICY
Nonsurgical treatment of obesity, morbid obesity, dietary control or weight control may not be cost-shared. Charges associated with liquid protein diets may not be cost-shared. This includes the cost of predigested protein, physician’s visits and testing performed in conjunction with the diet.
3.0  POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Treatment of complications as a result of the diet are subject to the regulatory provisions on complications from noncovered treatment.
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