Well I went and saw my new PCM (we just got to Japan the end of April) and I told him about how far we got with our fertility workup and what our next steps would have been had we stayed in San Diego. I know fertility treatment is not available at the Naval Hospital here in Yokosuka, so we will have to see a doctor out in town, which is the reason for my initial appointment with my PCM (to get a referral). He said that I need a referral to a gynecologist in the hospital first and once they go over my history then they can write me a referral for someone out in town...which I know will end up taking months.
When I told DH this he is actually starting to show signs of stress and frustration now which is not like him at all. This is exactly what I didn't want to happen after we moved to another duty station...starting over with testing from the start or having to "prove" our history with our past RE with the hospital here on base even though it's all there in black and white in my medical record.
DH asked why we couldn't just skip the referral process and go out and find someone on our own since we know we will be paying for most if not all of the treatment we receive from a fertility specialist out in town? From what I know to be true, if we were to get pregnant by a doctor out in town without Tricare's authorization to see them in the first place, can't that come back on us and Tricare refuse prenatal care to us?
I may be way off here but I thought there was a reason we had to follow the referral process on base but I just need a better way of explaining it to my husband. TIA!