Health & Safety

April 11, 2014

Ask the Doc

doctor
Q.“I have TRICARE For Life; what are my costs?”

A.Most of the time, you won’t have cost shares because both Medicare and TRICARE cover most services. You’ll pay out-of-pocket when only Medicare or only TRICARE pay for a service or when either plan won’t pay.

Service Is
Medicare Pays
TRICARE Pays
You Pay
Covered by Medicare and TRICARE
Medicare-approved amount
Remaining amount
$0
Covered by only Medicare
Medicare-approved amount
$0
Medicare deductibles and cost shares
Covered by only TRICARE
$0
TRICARE-allowable charge
TRICARE deductible and cost shares
Not covered by Medicare or TRICARE
$0
$0
100 percent of the billed charges

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




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