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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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Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

Posted August 22, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…

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Posted August 22, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Have health questions? Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line. A.Sometimes it’s hard to know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems. Having access to a trusted medical professional at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The new TRICARE Nurse Advice Line does just that. Starting April 25, 2014, all TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental…

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Running toward better health, wellness

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

When someone first hears about the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center’s six-week running program, they probably think of a program aimed only at improving an Airman’s 1.5 mile run time.

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Avoid sickness: Immunizations offer disease protection

Posted August 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

The month of August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month to raise awareness for preventable disease and sickness.

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Posted August 15, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How much does TRICARE For Life cost? A.Most of the time, you won’t have cost shares because both Medicare and TRICARE cover most services. You’ll pay out-of-pocket when a service is not covered by Medicare or not covered by TRICARE or when a service isn’t covered by either. Service is: Covered by Medicare and TRICARE…

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As school gets ready to start, remember to be safe

Posted August 8, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. Philip

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Safety should be a priority for everyone as children return to classrooms this fall. It is important for everyone, not just parents and students, to stay up-to-date on the proper safety precautions involving school zones and buses….

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Wake up: Don’t drive while tired

Posted August 8, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Jason Couillard The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This equals to 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. Although there are many studies about driving while fatigued, there are…

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Posted August 8, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Should my doctor use my Department of Defense benefits number or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim?    A. Your doctor can use either number. If they need help filing claims, they can contact the regional contractor.   Contact Information North Region Contractor, Health Net 1-877-TRICARE, 1-877-874-2273 www.hnfs.com  South Region Contractor, Humana Military 1-800-444-5445…

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Grilling: prevent damage, injury by keeping it safe

Posted August 1, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler1 Every summer, people across the country get out their grills to barbecue food. Along with this fun tradition comes many potential fire and other safety hazards. According to the National Fire Protection Association, gas grills constitute a higher fire risk and between 2007 and 2011,…

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