Quoting Turt McGurt™:" What tricare are you on? I was prime when I was pregnant and on progesterone, and I didn't pay anything out of pocket..I'm glad they covered it otherwise though!"
I'm on Standard because my FABULOUS *sarcasm* military doctor said I'm not high risk and don't need to be seen off-base at all (my last son was born at 23 weeks in the same hospital and they dont even have a NICU at all and refused to airlift me to the hospital with a NICU.) He also told me to stop the progesterone and baby-aspirin that my specialist had put me on for TTC/early preg when i saw a specialist last year while DH was deployed (I was on the east coast living with family and saw a specialist for my pregnancy/miscarriage/testing then).
So I switched to an out-in-town specialist with a FABULOUS *no sarcasm* reputation and lots of experience and a practice of other docs with even more experience and know-how dealing with ONLY high risk patients (my doc is the multiple-early-loss/pre-term specialist). So, I am seen and everyone treats me great and paperwork goes fast and smooth and its amazing the differences between them and the base doctors offices.
And TriCare North (east coast) covers it, but apparently TriCare West only covers a portion---how/why I do not know but everyone I've talked to in the N or S regions has had it free (if filled in a base pharmacy, ours doesn't even carry it), or had a copay of under $100/mo for it off-base with Standard. So, when she said "$621" I shat myself a little. I even called TriCare to confirm.
Because progesterone is a FERTILITY medication (8 pregnancies later, you'd think they'd have a clue that I'm smurfing fertile and you can't get more pregnant than I am now! Its just about the baby getting bigger, not me getting more pregnant!). Idiots!
Regardless, though, I'm covered and I can breathe. I just hope for next pregnancy they'll send me HOME to the N region and I can deal with the group that makes some semblance of sense.
Although, I haven't had ANY copays for my doc visits, ultrasounds, tests, etc, so I guess it doesn't suck too bad, haha.