Monthly Archives: September 2012

TRICARE as a Viable Player in the Local Philippine Health Care Industry (Closed Network)

It is well known that the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) was not prepared to administer the TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) when it first implemented the program and opened the door to fraud. Given the combination of lack of any local … Continue reading

Posted in Certified Provider List, Closed Network, CMAC Table, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 3 Comments

Clarification

In order to insure nobody misunderstands our intentions. In the blog entries were we reference Stars & Stripes articles and TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) quotes, we in no way criticize Stars & Stripes for their reporting, but to the contrary … Continue reading

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More Spin and Misinformation from the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA)

Many of you may have seen the recent push to inform the TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) beneficiaries of the “new” proof and double proof of payment requirement; the very same program put in place in the Philippines years ago and … Continue reading

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Post your personal experiences!

Some have started to post their personal experiences as comments to other blog entries. Let’s try to put them all together in one place so everyone can see what TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) is really doing to us. Don’t be … Continue reading

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The Elimination of TRICARE for Beneficiaries in the Philippines

The subject might appear to be a little dramatic but it is not far from the truth. What if I told you that military retirees and their family members only get about 20% of the care they should under TRICARE. … Continue reading

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Beneficiaries are Responsible to Monitor the Tricare Overseas Contractor

As some may know the U.S. Military Retirees of the Philippines Group closely monitors the Certified Provider List due to a long history of neglect and questionable information. The Tricare Management Activity (TMA) awarded the latest TOP contract to International … Continue reading

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TRICARE Management Activity; Incompetence, Don’t care, Negligence or just Outright Lies

This may seem harsh but once you consider the facts and examples below it should become clear to most, and in particular those that live under the umbrella of denial of care, that TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) Spin and Twist … Continue reading

Posted in Certified Provider List, Closed Network, Emergency Care Access, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 7 Comments

The new, yet old, requirement to submit receipts to prove payment of care in order to be reimbursed

There are two issues I would like to address on this subject. The first is how the proof of payment policy was implemented in the Philippines with no attempt to inform beneficiaries of the particulars which lead to claims denial … Continue reading

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