Travel for medical care reimbursable to active Soldiers, Family members
Heidelberg, Germany –Active duty Soldiers and their family members may be authorized reimbursement costs associated with travel related to required medical care not available within the local commuting area.
Europe Regional Medical Command medical treatment facilities follow Joint Federal Travel Regulations and Army Regulation 40-400 in determining entitlements, authorization and responsibility for providing reimbursement for costs associated with required medical travel, according to ERMC Patient Administration officials.
Travel includes authorized trips for care at another U.S. Military Treatment Facility (hospitals, health centers or clinics) or to a civilian facility.
The referring Army Military Treatment Facility will provide a Statement of Competent Medical Authority, or CMA, to the patient. The CMA explains entitlements and procedures to follow in order to be reimbursed for travel expenses related to required medical care.
Transportation and reimbursement responsibilities:
1. Outpatients: the unit of assignment is responsible for active duty outpatients and authorized attendants. The referring Military Treatment Facility is responsible for active duty family member outpatients and authorized attendants.
2. Inpatients: the referring Military Treatment Facility is responsible for active duty and active duty family member inpatients and authorized attendants.
By regulation, retirees and their dependents are not entitled to travel reimbursement, but may use government furnished or procured transportation on a space-available basis.
For more information, contact your local Army health facility’s Patient Administration Division.