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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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Posted April 15, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

New urgent care pilot program for Prime Beneficiaries To increase access to care, the Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to…

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Posted November 4, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. Can I see a doctor/supplier who doesn’t provide services through Medicare? A. Yes, but your out-of-pocket expenses are higher. If you sign a private contract with your doctor/supplier: • Medicare won’t pay any amount for the services you get from this doctor/supplier, even if it’s a Medicare-covered service; •…

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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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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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Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

Posted October 7, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Everyone — children and adults and men and women — should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams…

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Tenth Air Force’s Critical Days of Summer: Strive for zero motor vehicle accidents in August

Posted July 15, 2016 by Brig. Gen. William Binger

NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, TEXAS — As we finish the 101 Critical Days of Summer, I’d like to ask that each one of us use just a little bit more caution than we normally do from August to mid-September in the final days of the CDOS. Last year during this period,…

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Posted May 6, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How long is my child eligible for TRICARE? A. Your child’s eligibility ends at age 21, but may continue to age 23 if he or she is enrolled at an approved institution of higher learning, unmarried, and dependent on the sponsor for more than half of his or her financial support.   To learn more,…

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Summer is here … be safe!

Posted June 29, 2018 by

June 21 marked the first day of the summer season; however, Nevada’s season high temperatures tend to be felt prior to June. In fact, the state has a history of setting record highs as early as March and as late as October. With the potential for eight months of extreme heat, Nevada residents should get…

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Heat Stress, Safety Awareness

Posted July 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Ware

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The “101 days of Summer” has begun, and with it brings warmer weather, outdoor events, and barbecues. However, those aren’t the only things to keep in mind. Are you taking care of yourself, family members and pets when it comes to heat stress? Heat stress related injuries and illnesses…

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