Tricare and You – Denied Procedures

There are certain clinical procedures that TRICARE is prohibited from approving, even if a valid referral is submitted by your provider. Ensure you know what to do if your claim is denied.


Tricare and You – Viewing your medical record

If you are a uniformed service member you can view some parts of your medical record online. The TRICARE patient portal, allows you access to your records and potentially the ability to make appointments online if you are enrolled to a DOD Medical Treatment Facility. You won’t be able to see your full record, but you can view some helpful items.


Tricare and You – All about HIPAA

What is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)? Why should you be concerned with it and does it matter? Check out this blog to find out!


Tricare and You – Retirement benefits

Eligible Coast Guard retirees are entitled to TRICARE coverage. The type of coverage you receive does change as you age, and you have some choice of the type of coverage you receive. This article will help you better understand the type of coverage that you may receive.


Tricare and You – Reservists injured or ill while on active duty clarification

In this Tricare and You blog we will clarify some items from last week’s Tricare and You blog regarding reservists who sustain injuries or illness while on active duty.


Tricare and You – Reservists injured or ill while on orders

When a Coast Guard Reserve member is performing duties on military orders, they are eligible for health care for the period of their service. Check out this week’s Tricare and You segment to see what your entitlements are and what steps you should take to ensure you’re covered.


Tricare and You – Disasters and Emergencies

As much as we try to plan for them and prepare for them, disasters and emergencies happen. Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes can cause disruption and dislocation to you and your loved ones. During the disaster you may need medical care more than ever. In the event that an emergency does happen, TRICARE takes steps to help you cope.


TRICARE and You – Losing your provider or network doctor

For any number of reasons you may lose access to your TRICARE doctor. Your provider may elect to no longer accept TRICARE, may retire, move, or leave medical practice. Regardless of the reason, the result is that you and your dependents may no longer have a doctor. Read the full blog to find out what steps to take if you lose your network doctor!


TRICARE and You – Upcoming contract changes

Changes are coming to the way TRICARE is managed, and it’s important that you stay informed so that you get the most out of your benefit. 2016 saw a major renegotiation of the TRICARE contract, affecting all Coast Guard, DOD, PHS and NOAA members, dependents and retirees. A transition period will be in effect until late 2017, when the new contract will begin.


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