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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted September 8, 2017 by Peter Holstein

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

Posted July 24, 2017 by Peter Holstein

Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces…

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Dental squadron seeking residency patients

Posted May 26, 2017 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, at Nellis Air Force Base is seeking patients in need of multiple dental procedures that include but are not limited to; root canals, crowns, dentures, fillings, gum disease, and tooth extractions. To qualify, the patient should present a need for…

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Road to delivery: Prenatal classes offered at MOCMMC

Posted May 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Labor and birth is often faced with anxiety, even fear, by expectant mothers, and classes can help reduce the anxiety women may feel about labor and delivery, while also helping new parents adapt more easily to life with a newborn.

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TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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Getting Results: MLPW April 23-29

Posted May 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, that ran April 23 through 29, is an annual celebration that recognizes the extensive training lab professionals go through and the critical role they play in disease diagnosis and prevention and in supporting our goal of Zero Harm.

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Airman balanced through bodybuilding

Posted April 28, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Semaj, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron supply craftsman, displays her back pose March 27, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Semaj is a nationally qualified amateur bodybuilder competing in the figure category. As Semaj’s alarm screeches throughout her bedroom at 2:30 a.m. she awakes for…

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Ask the Doc

Posted April 28, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Are CVS and Target pharmacies part of TRICARE’s retail network? A. No. If you get your prescription filled at a CVS or Target pharmacy you will pay for the full cost upfront and have to file a claim for partial reimbursement after you meet your deductible. Visit the costs page for details. Prescription Costs…

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Ask the Doc

Posted April 14, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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