TRICARE Program for Gray Area Reservists On Its Way

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – A new program will offer “gray area” reservists the opportunity to purchase TRICARE health care coverage.

TRICARE Makes H1N1 Immunizations Easy for Beneficiaries

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Immunizations against the H1N1 virus will soon be available, and people are eager to take precautions. TRICARE Prime, Standard and Extra beneficiaries can get their shots from network and non-network providers without paying a deductible or making a co-payment. A temporary waiver allows non-active duty TRICARE Prime enrollees to get the H1N1 immunization from non-network providers...

TRICARE Hospital Inpatient Fees Increase 20 Percent for Retirees for Fiscal Year 2010

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Tricare Management Activity, the Defense Department activity that administers the health care plan for the uniformed services, retirees and their families announced today that for fiscal year 2010, which runs from Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010, the out-of-pocket costs paid by military retirees at civilian hospitals for inpatient care will be 20 percent higher than in Fiscal Year...

TRICARE Standard Pays to be Preventive

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Obtaining clinical preventive services helps prevent illness before major health problems occur. Section 711 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2009 encourages eligible TRICARE Standard beneficiaries to use preventive health services by waiving all cost shares for certain types of these services starting Sept. 1. These services include screenings for colorectal cancer,...

New TRICARE Regional Managed Care Support Contractors Selected

FALLS CHURCH, VA – The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the selection of new TRICARE Managed Care Support (MCS) contractors for the North, South and West TRICARE regions in the United States.

White House Gives Welcome News: No TRICARE Fee Increase

Springfield, Virginia – Bill Matz, President of the National Association for Uniformed Services® NAUS, was called by White House staff assistant Matthew Flavin, and told that the President’s 2010 Budget, due to be released in the next few days, will not include any TRICARE fee increases. The White House call was in response to NAUS’ strongly worded letter hand-delivered by Matz when he met President...

TRICARE Increases Payments for Beneficiaries with Special Needs

Falls Church, Va. – TRICARE has increased the amount it will pay for certain Extended Care Health Option ECHO benefits. ECHO assists eligible family members of active duty sponsors who are diagnosed with moderate or severe mental retardation, a serious physical disability, or an extraordinary physical or psychological condition.

TRICARE Strips Down Price for Diabetic Supplies

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Department of Defense Pharmacy and Therapeutic committee (DoD P&T) has reviewed and selected a limited number of blood glucose monitor test strips that will save money for beneficiaries and DoD. Four self-monitoring test strips are included in the DoD Uniform Formulary. The Uniform Formulary is a standardized list of covered prescription medications available...

Humana Military Healthcare Services Receives URAC HIPAA Privacy Re-accreditation

LOUISVILLE, KY — Humana Military Healthcare Services (HMHS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc., received their first re-accreditation for  Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy from URAC, a Washington, D.C. based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the industry. HMHS first received accreditation for HIPAA Privacy in 2006.