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99th MDSS Pharmacy streamlines inpatient medication processes

Posted December 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center recently innovated their inpatient medication process by implementing barcode technology to multiple medication dispensing machines throughout the medical center and streamlining and safeguarding the way nurses receive and dispense medications for patients here.

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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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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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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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Suicide Prevention month promotes resources, awareness

Posted October 7, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The month helped promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. “Suicide is a growing concern not only for the Air Force and…

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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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Summer fun more enjoyable when safe

Posted June 3, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Paul Fernandez

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is hot, especially in Las Vegas. While summer is a time for fun in the sun; it is also a time that you can get burned. Whether out in the sun playing sports, hiking, grilling or at the pool, remaining safe is not always in the forefront of…

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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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