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Posted November 6, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Does TRICARE pay for abortions? A: Yes, but only when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or the mother’s life is at risk if she carries the pregnancy to term. Note: The doctor must note the reason for the abortion in the patient’s medical records. For more information, visit the TRICARE…

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Posted December 18, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Does TRICARE cover applied behavior analysis?   A: TRICARE may cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or other therapeutic services for beneficiaries with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Visit the TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration page for information on how to get ABA care. How long has TRICARE covered applied behavior analysis (ABA)? • We’ve covered ABA…

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Posted October 2, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I bought TRICARE Young Adult, when will my coverage start? A: TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option If the regional contractor gets your TRICARE Young Adult application: • By the 20th of the month, your coverage starts on the first day of the next month • After the 20th of the month, coverage starts on…

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Flu vaccine available at Nellis AFB

Posted November 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Allergy and Immunizations Clinic is offering the flu vaccine at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here. Although the flu vaccine is available to dependents and retirees, receiving the vaccine is mandatory for all active duty personnel. The flu line is open Monday to…

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Posted January 8, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Does TRICARE cover weight loss surgery?   A: Yes, TRICARE covers the following weight loss surgeries when certain conditions are met: • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass • Vertical banded gastroplasty • Gastroplasty (stomach stapling) • Adjustable gastric banding (i.e., adjustable LAP-BANDR)  For more information visit the TRICARE’s Bariatric Surgery page. Note: This benefit isn’t available to…

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Airman provides vitality through marrow donation

Posted October 2, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever proceeds to donate marrow or stem cells. However, an Airman from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, recently had the opportunity to be one of those donors.

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24-hour access coming to WFC

Posted November 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

For some individuals, squeezing physical training time in to a normal day is convenient, whether it happens in the morning before work or in the evening after the duty day.

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Mishaps increase in FY15 after historic safety year

Posted January 8, 2016 by Darlene Y. Cowsert

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Taking the reins of Air Force chief of safety nearly six months ago, Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller took command on the heels of the safest year in Air Force manned aviation history. Fiscal year 2014 ended with only seven Class A mishaps, which produced a rate of 0.43…

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Posted October 9, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What is the Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program? A: The Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program provides 180 extra days of coverage past the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage period. Coverage is for former active duty, Guard, and Reserve members who have a medical condition that: • Is service-related • Is newly…

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TRICARE young adult premiums to increase Jan. 1

Posted November 13, 2015 by TRICARE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 21 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) program will increase on Jan. 1 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to…

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