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Posted November 13, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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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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Safety during the holidays

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Chance Whitmore

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—As families are coming together to spend time decorating their Christmas tree and constructing that award winning lighting display for the Holidays, it is important to keep safety at the forefront of our minds this Holiday season. Christmas trees are many families’ way of welcoming in the Christmas season and tree…

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Dental Squadron seeking qualified patients

Posted June 3, 2016 by 99th Dental Squadron

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —The 99th Dental Squadron, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base is seeking patients in need of multiple dental procedures that include but not limited to; root canals, crowns, dentures, fillings, gum disease, and tooth extractions. To qualify, the patient…

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Posted November 4, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. Can I see a doctor/supplier who doesn’t provide services through Medicare? A. Yes, but your out-of-pocket expenses are higher. If you sign a private contract with your doctor/supplier: • Medicare won’t pay any amount for the services you get from this doctor/supplier, even if it’s a Medicare-covered service; •…

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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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Posted December 18, 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. How long has TRICARE covered applied behavior analysis (ABA)? • We’ve covered ABA…

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New acute care ward to expand access to inpatient care

Posted December 14, 2018 by

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System expanded access to VA inpatient care to local veterans Dec. 3, 2018, with the opening of a new acute care ward.

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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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After five decades of warnings, tobacco use still kills 1,300 Americans every day

Posted May 13, 2016 by Senior Airman Matthew Vondrasek

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.—In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report linking smoking to ill health. The report highlighted dozens of studies from various scientists that all linked tobacco use to various diseases including: Lung Cancer, Bronchitis and Emphysema, Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Stomach Ulcers, Circulatory Disease, Liver Cirrhosis, Bladder Cancer,…

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