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TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.63-M, April 2021
Medicine
Chapter 7
Section 3.14
Eating Disorder Treatment
Issue Date:  July 19, 1983
Revision:  
1.0  DESCRIPTION
The following diagnoses are considered by the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to be eating disorders:
•  Binge Eating Disorder
•  Anorexia Nervosa
•  Bulimia Nervosa
•  Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
•  Pica
•  Rumination Disorder
•  Other Specified Eating Disorder
•  Unspecified Eating Disorder
2.0  POLICY
2.1  A claim for treatment of an eating disorder diagnosis is to be adjudicated as a mental health claim.
2.2  Medically necessary and appropriate eating disorder treatment may be provided on an inpatient or outpatient basis. All eating disorder treatment, to include treatment provided in an “eating disorder program,” (Chapter 11, Section 2.4) must be rendered by a TRICARE-authorized provider listed in 32 CFR 199.6.
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