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Posted January 22, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Proof of minimum essential coverage for tax year 2015 • The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS • You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members • You can opt to get the form electronically by using…

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Posted January 15, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Proof of minimum essential coverage for tax year 2015 • The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS • You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members • You can opt to get the form electronically by using…

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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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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 January 8, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Does TRICARE cover weight loss surgery?   A: Yes, TRICARE covers the following weight loss surgeries when certain conditions are met: • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass • Vertical banded gastroplasty • Gastroplasty (stomach stapling) • Adjustable gastric banding (i.e., adjustable LAP-BANDR)  For more information visit the TRICARE’s Bariatric Surgery page. Note: This benefit isn’t available to…

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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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Posted December 11, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q.   Does TRICARE cover services to help me quit tobacco? A.  Yes, TRICARE pays for services, drugs and support to help you quit tobacco. You don’t need to have a tobacco-related illness to get these services. For more information, visit the Tobacco Cessation Services page. TRICARE provides services, drugs and support to help you…

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Medical evaluation board does what’s best for service members

Posted December 4, 2015 by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It can be hard to foresee what the future may hold, especially for military members. Unfortunately, life can throw a wicked curveball. An Airman who may have wanted to make the Air Force a career might not get that opportunity due to unforeseen injuries or medical conditions. “The medical…

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Holiday season OPSEC

Posted December 4, 2015 by Dennis Morris

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Holiday vacation time is upon us once again and many of us will be leaving the area. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes we forget about common sense security practices. It is important to remember to practice good family Operational Security. What does OPSEC have to…

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Posted December 4, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where do I send my pharmacy claims? A: Mail stateside pharmacy claims to: Express Scripts, Inc. P.O. Box 52132 Phoenix, Arizona 85082 Pharmacy Claims: You will need to file a claim for reimbursement if: • You get your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy • You have other health insurance with pharmacy benefits You…

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