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AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which will take place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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Ask the Doc

Posted February 21, 2014 by

Q.“My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?” A. You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact your regional contractor….

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Posted May 30, 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. North Region Health Net Federal Services, LLC. TRICARE Claim Appeals P.O. Box 105266 Atlanta, GA 30348 Health…

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Look before you cross

Posted July 11, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mayhew

Clark County has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country, and death rates have been rising the past two years.

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Importance of solid workplace safety practices

Posted October 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Karen Nelson

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many may see safety as a waste of time when it comes to the workplace. Some may believe that as long as you’re not bleeding, there are no safety violations or concerns, so no need for paperwork.  However, safety encompasses small and large issues. Some of the smaller issues include blown…

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Fitness: Lifting weights

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Lei Govan, a shift manager at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, lifts weights at the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 18. Weightlifting can help burn fat, reduce the risk of diabetes, prevent back pain and help fight depression. The Warrior Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday…

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Memorial Day Safety

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Rod George

The 2012 Memorial Day holiday period begins at 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 28, which means millions of travelers are about to hit the road, traveling to see family and friends for the long weekend.  For the past six years, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has averaged 11.5…

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57th Wing holds successful blood drive

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

The 57th Wing and United Blood Services hosted a blood drive July 19 and 20 at the outdoor recreation center here at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Posted February 1, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013! How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military& Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be changes…

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Pediatric patients eligible for messaging health application

Posted May 17, 2013 by Col. Gwen Johnson

The Air Force Medical Service is now registering children in its web-based secure messaging health application, MiCare.

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