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Posted November 6, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Does TRICARE pay for abortions? A: Yes, but only when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or the mother’s life is at risk if she carries the pregnancy to term. Note: The doctor must note the reason for the abortion in the patient’s medical records. For more information, visit the TRICARE…

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Coping with PTSD

Posted October 30, 2015 by Shannon Collins

ARLINGTON, Va. — As a disabled Air Force veteran living with post-traumatic stress from military sexual trauma, I’ve had my good days and bad days but all of my hard work over the past two years paid off when I recently achieved one of my goals — completing my first full marathon, the Marine Corps…

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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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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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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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AF health officials stress need for breast cancer screenings

Posted October 16, 2015 by Lt. Col. Theresa Murphy

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. Additionally, the ACS estimates that one in eight women, or 12 percent, in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. About one in 36 women, or three percent,…

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Posted October 16, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I file an appeal for a denied dental claim? A. To file a dental appeal, follow the instructions on the dental explanation of benefits (DEOB) or determination letter for your denied claim. Send your appeal to the dental contractor for your program. See below for the address. Dental Program Appeals Instructions For…

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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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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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Airman provides vitality through marrow donation

Posted October 2, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever proceeds to donate marrow or stem cells. However, an Airman from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, recently had the opportunity to be one of those donors.

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