TRICARE


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TRICARE

a health care insurance system for military dependents and members of the military services that covers care not available through the usual U.S. military medical service or public health service facilities. CHAMPUS was the first federal third-party reimbursement system to pay for care rendered by nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. Formerly called Civilian Health and Medical Programs for Uniformed Services.

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.).

TRICARE

(trī′kar″)
A health insurance plan providing coverage to current and retired members of the U.S. armed forces. Website: www.tricare.mil
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Changes are coming in the new year for those using TRICARE for their health care needs.
TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018.
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to provide beneficiary education and enrollment support services for the TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) under the Defense Health Agency (DHA).
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6) Much of this cost growth was due to generous TRICARE benefits and relatively low cost sharing.
TRICARE has since pulled back the controversial changes, but military servicemembers remain uncertain about the future of their children's medical care.
In January 2009, the Office of the Judge Advocate General (OTJAG), TRICARE Management Activity (TRICARE), (1) and the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) entered into an agreement (2) to establish how TRICARE will reimburse MEDCOM for a portion of the costs associated with recovering TRICARE claims from tortfeasors, insurers, and workman's compensation programs under the Army's Medical Affirmative Claims program.
Qualified young adults up to age 26 will soon be able purchase TRICARE military health plan coverage on a month-to-month basis.
According to DOD, the increase in its health care spending can be attributed to factors such as growth in the number of TRICARE beneficiaries.
Many working age military retirees--who are earning full-time salaries on top of their full military pensions --are opting for TRICARE even though they could get health coverage through their employer.

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