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Q. What’s my copay for a prescription I get at a non-network pharmacy? A.TRICARE Pharmacy Copays or Cost-shares in the United States, Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Options include utilizing a Non-Network Pharmacy or a Host Nation Pharmacy. A Non-network Pharmacy can provide up to…

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Nellis community runs Turkey Trot, Great American Smokeout

Posted November 27, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Airman 1st Class Alesha Beverly, 99th Medical Support Squadron patient administrator, sprints toward the finish line at the 5k Turkey Trot/Great American Smokeout in front of the Warrior Fitness Center, Nov. 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The top three finishers in the race for both males and females received plaques for their performance.

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‘Deck the halls’ with safety in mind

Posted November 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Candice C. Page

U.S. Air Force graphic It’s that festive time of year again. It’s time to string the lights, hang decorations, put up Christmas trees and bring out the candles to celebrate the holidays. To keep the holiday season a merry one, Senior Master Sgt. Derrick D. Mitchell, Air Combat Command ground safety superintendent and Christian Jacobs,…

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Q. I’m a retired service member who’s about to get married. How do I sign my spouse and myself up for TRICARE?   A.If your information is up-to-date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, then you’re already showing as eligible for TRICARE benefits. However, once married, you must take your spouse to…

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Posted November 22, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover weight loss bariatric surgery? A.Yes, but here are certain conditions that must be met. TRICARE cost shares on any of the following open or laparoscopic surgical procedures: 1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 2. Vertical banded gastroplasty 3. Gastroplasty 4. Adjustable gastric banding ONLY when all of the following conditions are met: •…

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Military Working Dog Instructor rides for recovery

Posted November 15, 2013 by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

“Making a difference in the lives of healing heroes” is a motto the Ride 2 Recovery organization members live by and one that Staff Sgt. Brent Olson, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron military working dog instructor, set out to honor during the Las Vegas Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride Nov. 9.

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Posted November 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A.The Affordable Care Act has no 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 program remain…

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Air Force Surgeon General visits Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, , and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Lambing (middle), USAF Surgeon General’s Enlisted Corps chief, receive a briefing from Col. (Dr.) Howard Reid, 99th Medical Operations Squadron commander, on the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s emergency…

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Nellis community celebrates Halloween

Posted November 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

  Airman 1st Class Charles Blanch, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory calibrations apprentice (left), patrols the base housing neighborhood with 99th Security Forces Squadron Armorer, Senior Airman Jeremiah Simmons (right), on the corner of Bartley Circle and John Chapman Parkway, Oct. at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen volunteered for the 99th SFS…

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Posted November 8, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance?   A.The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members.  If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer and double coverage provisions don’t apply. As an active duty…

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