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Posted March 31, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

What TRICARE coverage counts as minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act?  

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VA begins Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics in Las Vegas valley

Posted October 19, 2018 by

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is committed to ensuring enrolled veterans have access to immunizations this flu season. As such, the healthcare system has begun a series of Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics at its facilities throughout the Las Vegas valley.

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24-hour access coming to WFC

Posted November 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

For some individuals, squeezing physical training time in to a normal day is convenient, whether it happens in the morning before work or in the evening after the duty day.

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Public Health Flight to install new traps that capture virus carrying mosquito

Posted April 8, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An environmental health specialist from the Southern Nevada Health District briefs Airmen from the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron on various traps that will be used to capture mosquitos carrying pathogens including the zika virus, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 1. Entomology, or the…

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Time to get your flu shot

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Col. David Avila, Nevada Test and Training Range commander receives a flu vaccine from Staff Sgt. Mark Butanis, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron medical technician, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 29. The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious virus that is spread every year, usually between October and May. The flu…

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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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Mishaps increase in FY15 after historic safety year

Posted January 8, 2016 by Darlene Y. Cowsert

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Taking the reins of Air Force chief of safety nearly six months ago, Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller took command on the heels of the safest year in Air Force manned aviation history. Fiscal year 2014 ended with only seven Class A mishaps, which produced a rate of 0.43…

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Posted June 3, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What’s my priority for care at a military hospital or clinic?   A.  Access to care at a military hospital or clinic follows the priority order below: 1. Active duty service members 2. Active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 3.Retirees, their family members, and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 4.Active…

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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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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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