Monthly Archives: October 2012

Philippine TRICARE Closed Network Policy

A few weeks ago the TRICARE Management Activity’s (TMA) contractor for the Closed Network brought up their web page. The web page offers almost unlimited support and training for the few providers that joined the network. It also stated, “Global … Continue reading

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Follow-up to The Limited Closed Network, Secrecy and the Many Unanswered Questions

While I haven’t received any answers yet I did get a canned, how great the new Limited Closed Network will be blurb. They also referred me to their FAQ page with the suggestion that I enter “Philippine Demonstration”. It actually … Continue reading

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The Limited Closed Network, Secrecy and the Many Unanswered Questions

As readers of this blog know TMA intends to put in place an experimental system, designed by people in Washington D.C. that have never set foot in the Philippines and with input from a contractor looking to make as big … Continue reading

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TRICARE Spin Doctors are at It Again; Do We Have a Deal for You!

As usual beneficiaries find they cannot believe much that comes out of the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) Communications branch. There is so much spin added that anyone that tries to read the articles get dizzy from the “spin”. Their latest … Continue reading

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TMA Magic: Inflation and Exchange Rate Changes don’t Exist Because We Say So!

One beneficiary inquired through his senator about CMAC adjustments for Philippine inflation and exchange rate changes and was told by the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) that no adjustments are necessary as the CMAC was built on Purchase Power Parities (PPP). … Continue reading

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TMA and ISOSs Continued Assault on Beneficiaries in the Philippines

The latest attempt to increase denial of legitimate claims seems to be centered on making the Certified Provider List as difficult to use as possible and to then force beneficiaries to guess what the “Official” but “Secret” Certified Provider List … Continue reading

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The Latest TRICARE Philippines Fiasco or Mercury Drug, Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Merriam-Webster defines Fiasco as – a complete failure; something that has failed. That pretty much explains the TRICARE Management Activities (TMA) implementation of TRICARE in the Philippines in general. But today we want to address one specific issue, pharmacy claims. … Continue reading

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