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Posted May 13, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the Nurse Advice Line? A. The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent care questions 24/7. Nurses will help you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home…

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Posted April 15, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

New urgent care pilot program for Prime Beneficiaries To increase access to care, the Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to…

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Posted October 30, 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. Contact Information North Region Contractor (Health Net) 1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273) www.hnfs.com South Region Contractor (Humana…

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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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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Safety first, when encountering wildlife

Posted January 28, 2016 by By Senior Airman Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing Safety Office’s Bird and Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard program has taken steps to decrease the likelihood of having wildlife on or around the flightline, but the program needs the help of base individuals to succeed. For 57th Wing Safety, the priority is to maintain safety 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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April is Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Posted March 31, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander and Avis Resch, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program chief, discuss documents for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month during the proclamation signing on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. This year’s DOD theme is “Protecting Our…

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Posted February 5, 2016 by

Proof of Minimum Essential Coverage For Tax Year 2015 • The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS • You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members • You can opt to get the form electronically by using…

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Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 11

Posted November 13, 2017 by Kat Bailey

This year’s Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11, 2017, and includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account program. Open Season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to review the 2018 rates and benefits and enroll…

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