We are sorry we missed posting the 1 April 15 list; a number of personal issues that took priority. However we did gather the information and the databases we maintain were updated.
As of 1 April 2015 there were another twelve (12) providers that went missing under mysterious circumstances and were not added to the Not Seen in > 2 years list.
As of 1 May 2015 yet another thirteen (13) providers also went missing under mysterious circumstances and were also not added to the Not Seen in > 2 years list. One provider that was an approved provider in Iloilo was removed and replaced using their real name as it seems they screwed up her name previously. But that is not news as it routinely happens almost monthly.
International SOS (ISOS) no longer posts lists of Certified or Approved providers as they continue to reduce their costs at the detriment of beneficiaries in the Philippines. To determine if a provider is certified or approved one has to try to find them on a constantly changing database. While this may have some advantages if it is updated real time which we seriously doubt, beneficiaries are no longer able to determine if a provider was listed on one of these lists at any given point in time in the past. This means you may have used the current process to confirm a provider is certified but when you file a claim you are told the provider is not certified. This is not an uncommon occurrence since the list we are forced to use is not the real list and we know from past experience that providers who are not certified appear on this list but not on the secret official list used by ISOS and Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) when processing claims. If your claim is delayed or denied due to these mistakes on the part of ISOS you no longer can prove the provider wrongly appeared on the ‘fake’ list. We also know from previous experience that ISOS has no compulsion to tell the truth when it comes to their mistakes, preferring to let beneficiaries suffer. The Defense Health Agency (DHA) also doesn’t seem to care that they are lied to. This leaves beneficiaries in a lose lose situation but most know that already.
See List of Secretly Removed Certified Providers. It can also be accessed from the TRICARE Overseas Philippines blog’s “Useful Links” on the right under the same name. It lists all providers removed in secret and under suspicious circumstances since 1 July 2013.
We also caution beneficiaries that providers listed on the “Fake” certified and/or approved lists my not really be certified or approved and ISOS admits this by virtue of their published disclaimer although they fail to acknowledge that the list is “Fake”. In addition beneficiaries have attempted to use approved providers who denied they were approved. As with everything ISOS, buyer beware!
If you want to find out the real story behind DHA’s focused attack on TRICARE beneficiaries in the Philippines instead of their spin and propaganda, read TRICARE: Betrayal in the Philippines, Is This the Future of TRICARE Overseas?
Never forget the Defense Health Agency and International SOS always have your back when it comes to high quality and easy access to care; just ask them!