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Posted September 27, 2013 by

  Q. My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?   A: You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact…

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CSAF hosts summit to address sexual assault

Posted December 20, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III hosted a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit Dec. 11 and 12 as part of the Air Force’s ongoing effort to provide education and analysis on the issue and to discuss the complex leadership concerns sexual assault presents. Welsh brought in…

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Posted April 25, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I’m an active duty family member. My family and I are moving to a different TRICARE region. How do we transfer our TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Overseas Program Prime or TOP Prime Remote enrollment?” A.You can easily transfer your and your family’s enrollment by contacting your losing contractor and providing information about your…

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Mobile maintenance keeps you driving

Posted June 20, 2014 by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Francisco Macatol, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron customer service technician, replaces a tire on a 4K forklift June 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th LRS vehicle management flight customer service section can provide mobile maintenance to customers with repairs on vehicles that…

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Posted August 29, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

  Q: How do I file a medical appeal?   A: To file a medical appeal, follow the instructions on your explanation of benefits or determination letter for your denied claim. Send your appeal to your regional contractor. See below for the address. Claims Appeals: North Region Health Net Federal Services, LLC. TRICARE Claim Appeals…

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Posted January 9, 2015 by By 99th Medical Group

Q: I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A: Visit the TRICARE Life Events page at http://www.tricare.mil/faqs to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. If you divorce, the sponsor must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, with a copy of the divorce decree. Your TRICARE eligibility may change after…

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Tobacco-use AFI changes

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force Instruction 40-102, Tobacco Free Living, was recently updated to give Airmen a simplified definition of what is defined as tobacco, as well as additional regulations for smoking in privately owned vehicles. According to the AFI, tobacco includes all products that may be configured to deliver nicotine, including…

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TRICARE pharmacy rules changing for maintenance, brand-name drugs

Posted August 28, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — TRICARE beneficiaries who take certain brand-name medications on a regular basis will be required to fill prescriptions at a military treatment facility or through a mail-in program beginning Oct. 1, a Defense Health Agency official said here Aug. 20. George Jones, DHA’s pharmacy operations division chief, said the new policy does not apply…

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Vehicle-pedestrian accidents: deadly, costly

Posted April 13, 2012 by By Nevada Test and Training Range

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of nearly 5,000 non-motorists are killed on U.S. roadways each year. To put that number in perspective, Transportation for America, a broad-based coalition focused on transportation safety, made…

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Fitness is only one component of total health

Posted July 6, 2012 by By Dr. Todd Fore

(AFNS) — If asked about their health, many Airmen would point to their physical condition or recent fitness test as an indicator. Being healthy is about more than just passing a fitness test.

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