Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services


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TRICARE

(trī'kār)
Health insurance coverage provided by the U.S. Department of Defense for military personnel and their dependents when governmental medical facilities are not available: covers active or retired members of all branches of the military service plus the Public Health Service, NOAA, and dependents of military personnel killed on active duty. Formerly known as CHAMPUS/CHAMPVA (q.v.).

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services

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CHAMPUS

The former name of the health care insurer for active members of the military, their dependents, and for military retirees now known as TRICARE. See: TRICARE
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Foundation Health Corporation's government contracts subsidiary, Foundation Health Federal Services, is currently operating or implementing five-year programs in eight states to manage health care benefits for beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, CHAMPUS.
General Accounting Office has denied a protest by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas which challenged the award to Foundation Health Federal Services (FHFS) of the TRICARE Region 6 contract of CHAMPUS -- the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services.
HSI) (NYSE:HQ) Friday announced that the managed care support contract for the Department of Defense's Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) in California and Hawaii had been awarded to a rival bidder.
5 billion over five years to operate a comprehensive managed care program for approximately 720,000 eligible beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, or CHAMPUS, in California and Hawaii.
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