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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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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted April 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Every April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to reduce the stigma that is often coupled with alcoholism.

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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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Fit to Fight: Nellis AFB hosts health fair

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Tech. Sgt. Johnathon Mollison, 99th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst, preforms a bench press during a strongman competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. The competition consisted of three exercises: squats, deadlifts and bench press.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Dashaun Johnson, celebrity Nike trainer/instructor, leads an abdominal…

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Posted October 2, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I bought TRICARE Young Adult, when will my coverage start? A: TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option If the regional contractor gets your TRICARE Young Adult application: • By the 20th of the month, your coverage starts on the first day of the next month • After the 20th of the month, coverage starts on…

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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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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted July 9, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va.– Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something. When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the…

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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 April 8, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are covered under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you can change your PCM (Prime Care Manager) through the United Healthcare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for…

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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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