Monthly Archives: April 2013

Baypointe Accepting Patients Again

We have two individuals that confirmed Baypointe is now accepting patients again; a third individual did not respond to our inquiry requesting confirmation that originally reported the closure. Given the many issues with the Demonstration design and implementation, we expect … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, Emergency Care Access, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 5 Comments

After Action Report, ISOS Demonstration Teleconference

The April teleconference was conducted on 25 April 2013. Initially there were 12 local participants but this time only 4 called in and one of them called in late to the call. Our feeling is that people do not feel … Continue reading

Posted in Certified Provider List, Closed Network, CMAC Table, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines, Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) | 5 Comments

International SOS is Once Again Dumbfounded Over Local Health Care Industry Practices

Between International SOS’s (ISOS) lack of real feet on the ground and their local hires that are poorly trained in TRICARE and know even less of the local industry, they were once again dumbfounded when we brought to their attention … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, Emergency Care Access, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 6 Comments

More Providers Leaving the Scene; Baypointe & Thirteen Physicians

On 15 April 2013 ISOS announced, via their Approved Provider list, that 30 providers were no longer approved providers and was a significant loss amounting to almost 25% of the list. Last Friday, 04/19/13, we got word that Baypointe Medical … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, Emergency Care Access, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 8 Comments

Continued Silence from ISOS while Beneficiaries are Thrown Out on Their Ear by Demo Providers

It appears that once again the TRICARE Management Activity’s (TMA) contractor International SOS (ISOS) screwed up because of their incompetence and lack of basic understanding of the U.S. health care industry, the Philippine health care industry, TRICARE policy, Philippine TRICARE … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, Emergency Care Access, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 11 Comments

Approved Providers Jumping Ship in Droves with 15 April 2013 Provider List

It seems that, even with ISOS telling Demo providers that it is okay to double, triple or even increase charges fourfold from the typical cash price of P500 to more than P2,000, many of them read their contracts and realize … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, CMAC Table, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 5 Comments

Newsletter: Status Update TRICARE Philippine Demonstration April 2013

View the latest USMRoP Newsletter, Status Update TRICARE Philippine Demonstration April 2013

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TRICARE’s Demonstration Upward Price War

The upward price war orchestrated by International SOS (ISOS) and supported by the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) is well underway. This is in total violation of 32 CFR, Part 199.9, which amounts to fraud on the part of local providers, but … Continue reading

Posted in Closed Network, CMAC Table, International SOS, Tricare Management Activity (TMA), Tricare Overseas Program Philippines | 4 Comments