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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Department of Defense's Office of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (OCHAMPUS) said that "a determination has been made to continue with our schedule on (the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative in Washington and Oregon).
The acquisition will expand MBC's significant presence in the provision of behavioral health services to three key behavioral healthcare sectors: Medicaid carve-out programs, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services ("CHAMPUS") programs and health maintenance organization ("HMO") products.
Foundation Health's government contracts subsidiary is currently operating or implementing five-year programs to manage health care benefits for beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, or CHAMPUS, in eight states.
Foundation's New Orleans contract covers approximately 22,000 eligible beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS).
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.
Under the terms of the agreement, NHL has pleaded guilty to the charge of presenting false claims to the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) and will pay a fine of $1 million.
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.
To help contain costs and maintain access to care, Foundation will administer a managed health care program for individuals covered by the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, or CHAMPUS.
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