Monthly Archives: November 2012

USMRoP TRICARE Philippines Notice (Web Based Search Tool)

Caution on use of ISOS web based search tool for provider lists. This information is also available in PDF format. The Certified Provider and newly developed Approved Provider lists are now posted on the International SOS (ISOS) web page and … Continue reading

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USMRoP Tricare Alert (Mercury Drug) Update

In October 2012 we posted a caution about issues with claims from Mercury Drug that we were previously told were all certified at the corporate level. For the previous three years, and even before the so called corporate level certification, … Continue reading

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Tricare Limited Closed Network FAQ’s

Ken Fournier has expended much effort to develop this FAQ database and will be spending a lot more time maintaining it. We are posting it here so it can gain the widest distribution. See his explanation below and please support … Continue reading

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Changes to TRICARE Philippines Demonstration

As some of you may know TMA made a last minute change to the rules under the experiment with just 27 working days to go before lift off. But as usual it appears nothing was thought through so they are … Continue reading

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Limited Closed Network Update; Waivers and Reporting Quality of Care Issues 12014

A new Newsletter has been published dealing with the many issues we are encountering with TMA’s experiment and some advice on waivers and reporting quality of care issues. See Limited Closed Network Update; Waivers and Reporting Quality of Care Issues … Continue reading

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The Lying King

The following email was sent to upper management at the Tricare Management Activity and the Military Health System at DOD as well as Stars and Stripes and various service organizations. The pictures mentioned come from the video of one of … Continue reading

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Not Ready for Prime Time Closed Network Customer Service

For a full week we have been attempting to get even some basic answers from the “Not ready for prime time” TMA/ISOS/Global 24 Customer Service to various issues with no or little result. One example was a question what some … Continue reading

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No Closed Network Travel Limitations per TRICARE Management Activity

Per the Tricare Management Activity (TMA) BE&S branch spokeswoman and the International SOS contractor presenter at the limited program briefings there are no restrictions on travel times or distances to see what may be the single provider within the limited … Continue reading

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