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Posted January 28, 2016 by By 99th Medical Group

Q. I need to replace my durable medical equipment. Will TRICARE pay for the replacement? A. Yes, as long as you own it and: • It’s broken and can’t be repaired • It has accidental damage • There’s a change in your physical condition or • The Food and Drug Administration states the equipment doesn’t…

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Posted October 23, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: My mom is a surviving spouse using TRICARE for Life. If she gets a Medicare Part D plan through my late father’s workplace insurance, will it affect her TFL drug prescription benefits?   A: Yes, having Part D definitely will affect her TFL prescription drug benefit. For most TRICARE beneficiaries, there is almost zero…

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Posted December 4, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my pharmacy claims? A: Mail stateside pharmacy claims to: Express Scripts, Inc. P.O. Box 52132 Phoenix, Arizona 85082 Pharmacy Claims: You will need to file a claim for reimbursement if: • You get your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy • You have other health insurance with pharmacy benefits You…

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Safety first, when encountering wildlife

Posted January 28, 2016 by By Senior Airman Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing Safety Office’s Bird and Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard program has taken steps to decrease the likelihood of having wildlife on or around the flightline, but the program needs the help of base individuals to succeed. For 57th Wing Safety, the priority is to maintain safety on…

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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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Holiday season OPSEC

Posted December 4, 2015 by Dennis Morris

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Holiday vacation time is upon us once again and many of us will be leaving the area. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes we forget about common sense security practices. It is important to remember to practice good family Operational Security. What does OPSEC have to…

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Life of a Warrior keeping Airmen fit to fight

Posted January 28, 2016 by By Senior Airman Christian Clausen

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Keeping Airmen fit to fight and combat ready at all times is a must around the Air Force. For Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, the Life of a Warrior campaign leads the way in offering opportunities for Airmen to stay in tip top shape. The campaign aims to help…

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99th MDG providers receive acupuncture training

Posted October 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline

Medical providers assigned to the 99th Medical Group recently underwent training for first aid acupuncture here to become certified acupuncturists.

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Medical evaluation board does what’s best for service members

Posted December 4, 2015 by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It can be hard to foresee what the future may hold, especially for military members. Unfortunately, life can throw a wicked curveball. An Airman who may have wanted to make the Air Force a career might not get that opportunity due to unforeseen injuries or medical conditions. “The medical…

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Posted February 5, 2016 by

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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