Health & Safety

January 10, 2014

Ask the Doc

doctor
Q. “We were told that the Tricare for Life Mandatory Mail-Order starts Feb. 14 and only applies to maintenance medications. Is there a listing somewhere of this category of drugs? Will notifications go out in January? Lastly, is there a transition period for this change?”

A. “We do have a list and will post to the formulary website in near future. We will do a mailing but the timing has not been nailed down. Beneficiary Education and Services is working with us to get appropriate messaging in multiple places which will also involve United Health Care. The transition will be the two fills prior to the mandatory block. The beneficiary will get a message on each of their first two fills of a maintenance med to move the med to mail order. After each of the two fills, a message will be sent by letter and automated outbound calls. On third fill it will be blocked with a message to call Express Scripts. Express Scripts will transfer to call a conversion helpdesk.”

Note: On March 1, the Continental United States Nurse Advice Line will provide 24-hour a day and seven days a week nurse triage, advice and Military Treatment Facility appointing to the Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. The NAL goals are to recapture care to the MTF, to reduce unnecessary Emergency Departments and Urgent Care utilization, to improve the patient’s continuous healthcare relationship with their MTF and Primary Care Manager and to maximize patient satisfaction.

• MTF enrollees calling the NAL will gain immediate access to advice from registered nurses 24 hours a day and seven days a week using standard triage protocols

• NAL RNs will advise MTF enrollees on the most clinically appropriate level of care ranging from emergency to self-care.

• NAL will provide a parent or care-giver the option of a follow-up call if self-care is advised for any pediatric patients.

• NAL will inform PCM of any enrollee call to the NAL via a Telephone-Consult in Your electronic Health Record.

Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Safeguarding, re-evaluating your digital footprint

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad. Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online...
 
 
doctor

Ask the Doc

Q:“I just got married, how do I sign-up my spouse for TRICARE?” A: You will need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, by completing a DD Form 1172, Application f...
 
 
doctor

Ask the Doc

Q:“Does TRICARE pay for power wheelchairs and scooters?” A: TRICARE may cost share on electric powered wheelchairs if they are medically necessary, based on TRICARE requirements. TRICARE won’t cover a power wheel...
 

 

Importance of solid workplace safety practices

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many may see safety as a waste of time when it comes to the workplace. Some may believe that as long as you’re not bleeding, there are no safety violations or concerns, so no need for paperwork.  However, safety encompasses small and large issues. Some of the smaller issues include blown...
 
 
doctor

Ask the Doc

Q:” Our sponsor is no longer on active duty. What do we need to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for our child who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?” A: There are two parts to your question.    1. U...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

Disaster planning: Practice makes perfect

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Aidan looks at drawing of his family’s designated meeting spot he would go to if an emergency or disaster forced him to leave his house in Las Vegas, Sept. 23. It is important...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin