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Posted October 16, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I file an appeal for a denied dental claim? A. To file a dental appeal, follow the instructions on the dental explanation of benefits (DEOB) or determination letter for your denied claim. Send your appeal to the dental contractor for your program. See below for the address. Dental Program Appeals Instructions For…

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Posted November 20, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a 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…

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Posted January 22, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

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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AF health officials stress need for breast cancer screenings

Posted October 16, 2015 by Lt. Col. Theresa Murphy

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. Additionally, the ACS estimates that one in eight women, or 12 percent, in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. About one in 36 women, or three percent,…

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Posted November 25, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my pharmacy claims?     A: Mail stateside pharmacy claims to: Express Scripts, Inc. P.O. Box 52132 Phoenix, Arizona 85082 Pharmacy Claims: You will need to file a claim for reimbursement if: • You get your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy • You have other health insurance with pharmacy benefits…

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Posted January 28, 2016 by By 99th Medical Group

Q. I need to replace my durable medical equipment. Will TRICARE pay for the replacement? A. Yes, as long as you own it and: • It’s broken and can’t be repaired • It has accidental damage • There’s a change in your physical condition or • The Food and Drug Administration states the equipment doesn’t…

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Posted October 23, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: My mom is a surviving spouse using TRICARE for Life. If she gets a Medicare Part D plan through my late father’s workplace insurance, will it affect her TFL drug prescription benefits?   A: Yes, having Part D definitely will affect her TFL prescription drug benefit. For most TRICARE beneficiaries, there is almost zero…

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Posted December 4, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my pharmacy claims? A: Mail stateside pharmacy claims to: Express Scripts, Inc. P.O. Box 52132 Phoenix, Arizona 85082 Pharmacy Claims: You will need to file a claim for reimbursement if: • You get your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy • You have other health insurance with pharmacy benefits You…

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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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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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