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Posted October 7, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Express Scripts Inc., the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will implement a change to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network Dec. 1, 2016. This change adds all Walgreens pharmacies to the network, and removes all CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores. Beneficiaries who continue to fill a prescription at CVS after the change will pay the full…

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Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted September 8, 2017 by Peter Holstein

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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Posted January 8, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Does TRICARE cover weight loss surgery?   A: Yes, TRICARE covers the following weight loss surgeries when certain conditions are met: • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass • Vertical banded gastroplasty • Gastroplasty (stomach stapling) • Adjustable gastric banding (i.e., adjustable LAP-BANDR)  For more information visit the TRICARE’s Bariatric Surgery page. Note: This benefit isn’t available to…

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Dental Squadron seeking qualified patients

Posted June 3, 2016 by 99th Dental Squadron

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —The 99th Dental Squadron, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base is seeking patients in need of multiple dental procedures that include but not limited to; root canals, crowns, dentures, fillings, gum disease, and tooth extractions. To qualify, the patient…

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Orthopedic Surgery: getting Airmen back on their feet

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

When Airmen are injured, receiving care in order to heal so they can return to their daily mission, is the top priority to their daily mission.

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May is better hearing, speech month at VA

Posted May 18, 2018 by John Archiquette

Courtesy photo Daniel Ford served as a helicopter crew chief for 15 of his 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Between the noises from the engine, the weapons and the rotary blades, the Vietnam veteran experienced dangerous levels of sound daily. Of all the dangers he encountered while on duty, hearing loss was the…

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Airman provides vitality through marrow donation

Posted October 2, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever proceeds to donate marrow or stem cells. However, an Airman from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, recently had the opportunity to be one of those donors.

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Posted February 19, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q.  What’s a transitional survivor?   A.  Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies.  During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. For more information, go to TRICARE’s Survivors of Active Duty Service Members…

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Posted July 15, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility?   A. Visit the TRICARE Life Events page to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. Getting Divorced When there is a divorce, sponsors must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) with a copy of the divorce decree. • The sponsor’s eligibility for…

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Posted March 31, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

What TRICARE coverage counts as minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act?  

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