Category Archives: Emergency Care Access

Discussions and issues with the policy of non-payment of Emergency care in the Philippines.

TRICARE Philippines Newsletter, Demo Survey Silence, Unpublished Policies on Emergency Care, Fake Certified Providers, Password Issues with ISOS, Silence from DHA on Limited Access

In our latest Newsletter we discuss the limited Demo survey and DHA’s silence when asked for the results. We reveal the unpublished but new policy on Emergency Care claims payments and the policy on continuity of care. We are still … Continue reading

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TRICARE’s Disaster Relief Program Overseas

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) boasts of how they quickly respond to disasters that affect TRICARE beneficiaries. Here is what they say on their Benefits During a Disaster webpage: “When a State of Emergency is issued, TRICARE may authorize early … Continue reading

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Update: Proof We are Treated as Second Class TRICARE Beneficiaries

We will not repeat what we previously discussed in the original post, Proof We are Treated as Second Class TRICARE Beneficiaries Using DHA’s Own Data from 29 December 2013. If you have not read it, click on the title and … Continue reading

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DHA and ISOS’s Response to Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda)

See TRICARE’s Disaster Information webpage from 20 July 2014. Can you say SILENCE? What about SILENT? Or maybe the real answer is WE REALLY DON’T CARE? Can you say Déjà vu? The Defense Health Agency (DHA) likes to go to … Continue reading

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ISOS Continues to Reduce Access to Care in Their War Against Beneficiaries

International SOS (ISOS) pushed out an ominous notice to TRICARE Philippine beneficiaries. It applies to both of their convoluted versions of TRICARE; programs that are far different from what every other Standard overseas beneficiary is offered outside the Philippines which … Continue reading

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TRICARE Takes on Fraud in the U.S., Maybe!

In an amazing turn-a-round TRICARE has now decided to go after a share of the $80 billion fraud industry in the United States! See TRICARE Urges Beneficiaries to Keep Alert for Signs of Fraud & Abuse. For ten years the … Continue reading

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Philippine TRICARE Beneficiaries are Now Authorized to Have Blood as Part of Their Benefit

As of 1 March 2014 the Certified Provider list lists the Philippine Red Cross as a certified provider. We can thank those that pushed this with DHA; otherwise it is unlikely we would have ever seen it happen or it … Continue reading

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Update on Cataract Surgery and Maybe a Newly Discovered Secret ISOS Demo Policy

Our last blog, Fake Demo Providers, Denied Patient Rights and Limited or No Access to Care included problems a retiree encountered when he attempted to use the Demo at The Medical City (TMC) for cataract surgery. But apparently International SOS … Continue reading

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