Monthly Archives: December 2012

Likely Problems with the TRICARE Demonstration/Experiment Start

The supposed start of the TRICARE grand experiment is at 0001 hours 1 January 2013, just hours away. Because previous inquiries at the hospitals a few weeks back resulted in information that none of the hospitals had agreed to participate … Continue reading

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The Continuing Saga of St Luke’s and Now BayPoint Hospital

It seems ISOS and their front Global 24 have finally come clean on their deliberate misinformation about St. Luke’s Medical Center. It is not going to participate except on an outpatient basis which has yet to be actually posted and … Continue reading

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Good Enough for the Stepchildren of TMA in the Philippines

The following email was sent to TMA, S&S and local RAOs and local VSOs. Feel free to forward to your particular congressman or VSO representative in Washington. The references to attached documents have been converted to links to those documents. … Continue reading

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Latest Access Requirements for the TMA Experiment

Over the last month we have now encountered three, three, different set of access requirements that the TMA experiment is supposed to mandate in order to obtain care. However, to date, none of them have been published for the average … Continue reading

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Demonstration Project/Closed Network Provider Quality Standards

We have been trying to get feedback from the Tricare Management Activity (TMA), International SOS (ISOS) and Global 24 on specific quality standards used in the selection of the extremely limited network of providers under their Philippine experiment. So far … Continue reading

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Follow-up Email sent to TMA, ISOS and Global 24

Within a few hours of sending the previous email the kids posted another iteration of both lists but still with the majority of the errors in tact. Below is the follow-up email we sent. Come on boys and girls. This … Continue reading

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Email sent to TMA, ISOS and Global 24

After missing the mandated posting of both the certified and approved lists on the 15th of Nov, they finally posted the 1 Dec 12 lists. Below is an email we sent to them with regards information in the Approved list. … Continue reading

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