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Limiting alcohol for better health

Posted February 23, 2018 by

Alcohol and substance abuse affects veterans more than the average American, and the numbers are growing. For veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are receiving care at the VA, about one in 10 has been treated for some form of substance abuse, with more than half the cases being alcohol-related. While alcohol abuse…

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Posted April 22, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I add or delete my other health insurance information? A. Go to the Other Health Insurance (OHI) forms page to download your regions’ or program’s other health insurance questionnaire, and send it to your contractor. You must also report your other health insurance to: TRICARE Pharmacy Program Express-Scripts Stateside and U.S. Territories:…

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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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Public health exercise tests Nellis’ crisis response

Posted October 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

The 99th Medical Group conducted a public health exercise here with local partners in the Clark County area which tested each participant in how they would respond to contracting or deal with individuals who contracted aerosolized tularemia, a serious infection disease which can be used as a biological warfare agent.

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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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24-hour access coming to WFC

Posted November 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

For some individuals, squeezing physical training time in to a normal day is convenient, whether it happens in the morning before work or in the evening after the duty day.

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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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TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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TRICARE young adult premiums to increase Jan. 1

Posted November 13, 2015 by TRICARE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 21 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) program will increase on Jan. 1 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to…

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Mishaps increase in FY15 after historic safety year

Posted January 8, 2016 by Darlene Y. Cowsert

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Taking the reins of Air Force chief of safety nearly six months ago, Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller took command on the heels of the safest year in Air Force manned aviation history. Fiscal year 2014 ended with only seven Class A mishaps, which produced a rate of 0.43…

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