Health & Safety

August 15, 2014

Ask the Doc

99th Medical Group

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Q. How much does TRICARE For Life cost?

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 a service is not covered by Medicare or not covered by TRICARE or when a service isn’t covered by either.
Service is: Covered by Medicare and TRICARE
Medicare pays: Medicare approved amount
TRICARE pays: Remaining amount
You pay: $0
Service is: Covered by only Medicare
Medicare pays: Medicare approved amount
TRICARE pays: $0
You pay: Medicare deductibles and cost shares
Service is: Covered by only TRICARE
Medicare pays: $0
TRICARE pays: TRICARE allowable charges
You pay: TRICARE deductible and cost shares
Service is: Not covered by Medicare or TRICARE
Medicare pays: $0
TRICARE pays: $0
You pay: 100% of the billed charges
 

Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil




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