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Posted October 9, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What is the Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program? A: The Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program provides 180 extra days of coverage past the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage period. Coverage is for former active duty, Guard, and Reserve members who have a medical condition that: • Is service-related • Is newly…

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Posted February 26, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How far back can my same-sex spouse file a medical claim?  A. Once your spouse shows as eligible for benefits in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), he or she can file claims for care received: • On or after June 26, 2013-if married before June 26, 2013, or • Back to the…

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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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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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Air Force Medical Service’s Year in Review

Posted January 8, 2016 by Kevin M. Hymel

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — In 2015, the doctors, nurses and technicians of the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) made a difference in the Air Force’s mission, while new AFMS technologies and training exercises ensured air and space superiority. By working with overseas partners, and helping the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, AFMS aided the Air…

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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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Security Incidents, a Year in Review

Posted February 26, 2016 by Kimberly McGlade

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — 2015 proved to be a year of catastrophic electronic security breaches in the United States, with electronic media being one of the biggest contributors to violations of security procedures. Last year, we saw an Office of Personnel Management data breach of approximately 20 million government employees’ background investigation information….

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Posted November 13, 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 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 January 15, 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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