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TRICARE young adult premiums to increase Jan. 1

Posted November 13, 2015 by TRICARE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 21 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) program will increase on Jan. 1 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to…

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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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Flu vaccine available at Nellis AFB

Posted November 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Allergy and Immunizations Clinic is offering the flu vaccine at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here. Although the flu vaccine is available to dependents and retirees, receiving the vaccine is mandatory for all active duty personnel. The flu line is open Monday to…

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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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