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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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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Medical Support Agency Health Promotions

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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DOD anti-tobacco video contest open for public voting

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force community is encouraged to kick off 2014 by voting online for the best anti-tobacco video in the Department of Defense-sponsored Fight the Enemy until March 14. Five finalists have been selected for public voting, including two Air Force entrants. The contest videos capture the theme of tobacco use as the…

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