Health & Safety

January 28, 2016
 

Ask the Doc…

By 99th Medical Group

Q. I need to replace my durable medical equipment. Will TRICARE pay for the replacement?

A. Yes, as long as you own it and:

• It’s broken and can’t be repaired

• It has accidental damage

• There’s a change in your physical condition or

• The Food and Drug Administration states the equipment doesn’t meet safety standards

Contact Information

North Region Contractor (Health Net)

1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273)

www.hnfs.com

South Region Contractor (Humana Military)

1-800-444-5445

www.HumanaMilitary.com

West Region Contractor (UnitedHealthcare)

1-877-988-WEST (1-877-988-9378)

www.uhcmilitarywest.com

TFL Contractor (Wisconsin Physicians Service)

1-866-773-0404

www.tricare4u.com

TFL Overseas Contractor (International SOS)

Country-Specific Toll-Free Numbers
www.tricare-overseas.com

Send your questions to askthedoc@us.af.mil




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


 
 

 

U.S. military says service members killed in Syria blast

Two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense civilian and one contractor supporting DOD were killed and three service members were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019. The troops were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria, the U.S. military said, an attack that came...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

ACC leaders talk Creech future with RPA Airmen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, the command chief of Air Combat Command, takes a photo with Airmen assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 10, 2019. Reaper Airmen ha...
 
 

CCAF no longer required for promotion

Due to an update to the enlisted personnel handbook, an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force is no longer required for promotions, however, master sergeants still have to keep education in mind for their enlisted performance reports. While the CCAF itself is no longer required, an associate’s degree or higher is...