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Laboratory professionals get results

Posted April 19, 2013 by Tech Sgt. Elizabeth Ehrnschwender

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Ehrnschwender, 99th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of microbiology, isolates colonies of bacteria for identification purposes April 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. April 22-26 is Medical Laboratory Professional’s Week. Since laboratory professionals often work behind the scenes, few people…

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Occupational therapy: Therapy for job of living

Posted April 19, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

April is National Occupational Therapy Month and the clinic here is highlighting the work it has accomplished in the five months since it opened. In just that small time period, the clinic’s patient care has more than doubled.

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Posted April 19, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I was previously informed 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 services…

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Get ‘spiked’ on alcohol-free weekend

Posted April 19, 2013 by 99th Medical Operation Squadron

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As part of alcohol-free weekend April 26 to 28, the mental health clinic is hosting a party on the sports field located next to the dormitories at 6 p.m. that includes volleyball games, burgers, glow-in-the-dark mock cocktails, glow sticks and water bottles. The event is part of the Enforcing…

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Posted April 12, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are enrolled in Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a…

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Reductions won’t affect most TRICARE Prime beneficiaries

Posted April 12, 2013 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Despite upcoming service area reductions, TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of the more than 5 million beneficiaries eligible for the health care plan, Military Health System officials said. The 3 percent difference, which comprises about 171,000 beneficiaries who mostly reside more than 40 miles from…

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Anonymous crime tips possible with mobile app

Posted April 5, 2013 by Air Force News

(AFNS) — Suspicious or illegal activity can now be anonymously reported directly to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations using a mobile phone application or by texting ‘AFOSI’ and the tip to 274637, CRIMES, in an SMS text message. AFOSI launched these methods to capitalize on cyberspace capabilities and engage the Air Force community…

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Posted April 5, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a TRICARE for Life beneficiary; what do I have to do with the transition to United Healthcare? A. During the transition to United Healthcare Military and Veterans, Welcome Packets were sent to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the TRICARE West Region. Included in that mailing were TRICARE for Life beneficiaries. These packets were…

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Posted March 29, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. They are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefits, as well as pay for a TRICARE…

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Posted March 22, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. My mother is my dependent. Can she see a military doctor? A. Once a dependent parent/in-law is enrolled into Tricare Plus, they will be assigned a Primary Care Manager here at the Military Treatment Facility, MTF. They will be able to utilize any of the services that can be provided to them at this…

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