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  • Tricare Selected Reserve termination explained

    Office of the Secretary of Defense will allow members up to five months, instead of the original three-month period, to pay overdue premiums to have coverage reinstated and will honor any medical services and bills incurred during that time, once premiums are paid.
  • Coronavirus: What providers, patients should know

    With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick.Many forms of coronavirus exist among both humans and animals, but this new strain’s lethality has triggered considerable
  • Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care

    In an effort to return more Airmen to duty quicker, the Air Force is rolling out a new medical model to restore the overall readiness of our military. Under the new Air Force Medical Reform model, dedicated provider care teams will be aligned to an Operational Medical Readiness Squadron primarily focused on proactively treating active duty Airmen and improving their availability to support the warfighting mission. Care for non-active duty patients, primarily the families of service members and military retirees, will be handled by separate provider teams aligned to a Health Care Operations Squadron.
  • U.S. Defense Health Agency now responsible for Military Health System

     72nd Medical Group Commander Col. Jennifer L. Trinkle said that the U.S. Defense Health Agency became officially responsible for the administration and management of healthcare at all military medical treatment facilities on Oct. 1.“There is a lot of medical reform that is happening,” Trinkle said. “Medical, in of itself, is an expensive
  • Air Force begins transition of hospitals, clinics to the Defense Health Agency

    The Defense Health Agency officially assumed administrative and management responsibilities of a handful of hospitals and clinics as part of the Military Health System reforms mandated by Congress. The transition of the facilities is part of a phased implementation plan developed by DHA and Services medical departments that begins on Oct. 1, 2018.
  • Trusted Care everywhere is not going anywhere

    As the Defense Health Agency assumes authority, direction and control of military treatment facilities, the Air Force Medical Service will remain steadfast on its Trusted Care journey towards higher reliability and Zero Harm.
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