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Posted February 14, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“Does TRICARE cover breast pumps?” A. “TRICARE only covers heavy-duty, hospital-grade electronic breast pumps for premature infants during the immediate post-partum period. The pump may be covered after the infant is discharged from the hospital or other setting. The physician must prescribe the breast pump and submit medical necessity documentation to the regional contractor. Contact…

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Posted May 23, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q.“How much are the premiums for the Continued Health Care Benefit Program?” A.We update premium rates annually. The current premiums are: Fiscal Year 2014* Individual Coverage   $1,193 per quarter Family Coverage  $2,682 per quarter * The fiscal year begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30. For example, fiscal year 2014 begins Oct. 1, 2013, and…

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Dental squadron seeks qualified patients

Posted July 11, 2014 by Col. (Dr.) John A. Safar

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The 99th Dental Squadron’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program here is seeking patients in need of multiple dental procedures that include, but are not limited to: root canals, crowns, dentures, fillings, gum disease and tooth extractions. To qualify, the patient must present a need for two or more of…

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Disaster planning: Practice makes perfect

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Aidan looks at drawing of his family’s designated meeting spot he would go to if an emergency or disaster forced him to leave his house in Las Vegas, Sept. 23. It is important to include children in the planning and practice of emergency sheltering or evacuation….

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Posted February 13, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q:  Does TRICARE for Life have a deductible? A:  If Medicare doesn’t pay and TRICARE is the only payer, you’re responsible for the TRICARE deductible, which varies based on your sponsor’s status — active duty vs. retired — and rank: Sponsor Status and deductible: Active Duty E-4 and below •$50 per individual •$100 per family…

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Posted June 5, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q.  Does TRICARE pay for exercise programs? A.  No. By law, TRICARE isn’t allowed to pay for exercise programs, even if your doctor recommends it. This includes exercise equipment, spas, whirlpools, hot tubs, swimming pools, health club memberships, the SilverSneakers® Fitness program, etc. If you live close to a military base, most have access to…

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Ask The Doc – July 20, 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by By the 99th Medical Group

Q. My mother is my dependent. Can she see a military doctor?

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Nellis doctor provides unique capability

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Maj. (Dr.) Jeremy Kilburn is providing a specialty procedure at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here that’s saving money and, more importantly, time.

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Posted May 10, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I heard that the Cardiology clinic is moving. A. The cardiopulmonary clinic will be closed May 10 through May 13 to relocate into the pediatric clinic across the hallway from our current location. The clinic should be up and running by May 14. If you require any cardiac related medical care, please contact your…

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  Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance? A. The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members. If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer (double coverage provisions don’t apply). As an active duty…

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