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Posted August 15, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How much does TRICARE For Life cost? A.Most of the time, you won’t have cost shares because both Medicare and TRICARE cover most services. You’ll pay out-of-pocket when a service is not covered by Medicare or not covered by TRICARE or when a service isn’t covered by either. Service is: Covered by Medicare and TRICARE…

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As school gets ready to start, remember to be safe

Posted August 8, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. Philip

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Safety should be a priority for everyone as children return to classrooms this fall. It is important for everyone, not just parents and students, to stay up-to-date on the proper safety precautions involving school zones and buses….

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Wake up: Don’t drive while tired

Posted August 8, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Jason Couillard The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This equals to 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. Although there are many studies about driving while fatigued, there are…

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Posted August 8, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Should my doctor use my Department of Defense benefits number or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim?    A. Your doctor can use either number. If they need help filing claims, they can contact the regional contractor.   Contact Information North Region Contractor, Health Net 1-877-TRICARE, 1-877-874-2273 www.hnfs.com  South Region Contractor, Humana Military 1-800-444-5445…

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Grilling: prevent damage, injury by keeping it safe

Posted August 1, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler1 Every summer, people across the country get out their grills to barbecue food. Along with this fun tradition comes many potential fire and other safety hazards. According to the National Fire Protection Association, gas grills constitute a higher fire risk and between 2007 and 2011,…

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Posted August 1, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“Does TRICARE cover bariatric, weight loss, surgery?“ A. Yes, but here are certain conditions that must be met. TRICARE cost shares on any of the following open or laparoscopic surgical procedures: 1.Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. 2.Vertical banded gastroplasty. 3.Gastroplasty, stomach stapling. 4.Adjustable gastric banding, only when all of the following conditions are met: • You’re at least…

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Don’t risk it, avoid being a driving statistic

Posted July 25, 2014 by tomlear

U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis As summer temperatures soar into the high 100s, vacations and road trips are becoming more necessary in order to escape the blistering heat. It is important to remember to be fully prepared before driving any kind of distance. According to the National Highway Traffic safety…

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Posted July 25, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“I’m an active duty family member. My family and I are moving to a different TRICARE region. How do we transfer our TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Overseas Program Prime, TOP Prime Remote enrollment? “ A.  You can easily transfer your and your family’s enrollment by contacting your losing contractor and providing information about your…

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Swimming safety serious every single summer

Posted July 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

  Airmen are reminded to take all precautionary swimming safety steps prior to jumping in the pool, lake or ocean this summer. According to the National Safety Council, preparation is important for all sporting activities, but especially for swimming since drowning accounts for approximately 3,500 deaths every year. Airmen should also refrain from swimming intoxicated…

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Pediatrics to begin school, sports physicals

Posted July 18, 2014 by 99th Medical Operations Squadron Pediatric Clinic

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Pediatric Clinic is offering ‘after duty hours’ school and sports physicals. These exams will be offered from 4 to 5:45 p.m., July 23, 30, and Aug. 4, 6, 13, 14, 19 and 21. Due to space limitations, patients will need to check-in at the family medicine…

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