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99th MDSS Pharmacy streamlines inpatient medication processes

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center recently innovated their inpatient medication process by implementing barcode technology to multiple medication dispensing machines throughout the medical center and streamlining and safeguarding the way nurses receive and dispense medications for patients here.

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Orthopedic Surgery: getting Airmen back on their feet

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

When Airmen are injured, receiving care in order to heal so they can return to their daily mission, is the top priority to their daily mission.

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Posted December 2, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By Law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Posted November 18, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A. Visit the TRICARE Life Events page to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. Getting Divorced When there is a divorce, sponsors must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) with a copy of the divorce decree. • The sponsor’s eligibility for TRICARE…

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Tele-ICU: future of intensive care

Posted November 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum The Mike O’Callahan Federal Medical Center provides medical treatment for Airmen and families at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 1. The Mike O’Callahan Federal Medical Center, partnering with Veteran Affairs, will become the first Critical Care Unit in the Air Force to install a…

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Primary Care Behavioral Health offers resources

Posted November 4, 2016 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As members of the uniformed services it is common to experience stress that can compromise normal functioning at work and at home. Family members can also experience a decline in functioning as they deal with the stress that comes from supporting a loved one serving our country. The Air…

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Posted November 4, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. Can I see a doctor/supplier who doesn’t provide services through Medicare? A. Yes, but your out-of-pocket expenses are higher. If you sign a private contract with your doctor/supplier: • Medicare won’t pay any amount for the services you get from this doctor/supplier, even if it’s a Medicare-covered service; •…

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October observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted October 21, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Airman 1st Class Alex Dyer, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, writes a name on a pink ribbon for the Breast Cancer Tree of Honor in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Oct. 17. The tree allows beneficiaries the opportunity…

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Posted October 21, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How to keep your TRICARE coverage when you are reaching age 65. A. By taking a few simple steps, you can make sure you have your TRICARE benefits after you turn 65. Four months before your 65th birthday, you will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the office that supports…

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Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

Posted October 7, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Everyone — children and adults and men and women — should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams…

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