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AF healthcare messaging service now fully implemented

Posted March 28, 2014 by Jonathan Stock

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has recently completed implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, MiCare, to all 76 of its medical treatment facilities worldwide. As of March 1, more than 360,000 Air Force healthcare beneficiaries and 2,300 providers have signed up for this service, which allows the patient and provider to communicate on a secure…

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As Nutrition Awareness month ends; eating healthy doesn’t have to

Posted March 28, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When people start eating, some start to wonder how many calories are in this and how much weight will be gained. Nutrition Awareness Month kicked off in March and dietitians are ready to answer people’s questions on how to start better eating habits. “Nutrition awareness is important as this helps…

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TRICARE service centers to ‘go virtual’ April 1

Posted March 28, 2014 by TRICARE.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Walk-in service at TRICARE service centers in the United States is ending April 1. TRICARE officials said the change reflects “the always growing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often now turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions about their health care.” TRICARE patients have a wide…

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Posted March 28, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“How do I transfer my prescriptions from my local retail pharmacy to TRICARE’s home delivery option? ” A.Transferring your prescriptions to home delivery is easy! Call the Express Scripts Member Choice Center at 1-877-363-1433 and they will call your provider to get a new written prescription for home delivery. Transferring your prescriptions over the phone takes about…

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Catch lines save lives

Posted March 21, 2014 by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Senior Airman Demarcus Oliver, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, inspects and ties rope around a BAK-12 aircraft arresting barrier on the flightline March 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Rope is used to keep the barrier in place for aircraft landings. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Posted March 21, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“Is Walgreens a TRICARE network pharmacy?” A.No, although Express Scripts and Walgreens signed a network agreement in 2012, Walgreens is still a non-network pharmacy for TRICARE beneficiaries. You may get your prescription filled at Walgreens but you’ll pay more. You’ll need to pay the full prescription cost upfront and file a claim for partial reimbursement…

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Posted March 14, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“How do I transfer my prescriptions from my local retail pharmacy to TRICARE’s home delivery option?   “ A. Transferring your prescriptions to home delivery is easy! Call the Express Scripts Member Choice Center at 1-877-363-1433 and they will call your provider to get a new written prescription for home delivery. Transferring your prescriptions over…

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Posted March 7, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“Does TRICARE provide coverage for same-sex spouses?” A. TRICARE covers healthcare for those who show as TRICARE eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Determination for benefits is made by the seven uniformed services. Contact Information Defense Manpower Data Center 1-800-538-9552 Note: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise on March 25, 2014, the Mike…

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Heart disease deadly but preventable

Posted February 28, 2014 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — February is American Heart Month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report approximately 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable when individuals make healthy lifestyle choices and…

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Q.“How do you access Beneficiary Web Enrollment?” A. Beneficiaries may visit the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website and use any of the options below to log in: • Common Access Card Visit the DMDC website or call the DMDC Support Office at 1-800-477-8227 to learn how to get a CAC or reset your CAC PIN, or…

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