LVMAC Tidbit: TRICARE Open Season Extended

December 15, 2018

Verbatim from the TRICARE.mil website

Missed TRICARE Open Season?  There’s Still Time to Act!

12/11/2018

If you missed TRICARE Open Season, you still have time to enroll. For this year only, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan through Dec. 31, 2018 for coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2019. You may also change your type of enrollment, like switching from individual to family coverage. Read the rest of this entry »

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LVMAC Tidbit: Another Issue Created by TRICARE Contract Change

February 7, 2018

In the improbable event those of you who are an affected TRICARE user and have not been notified — and since state officials have asked us to circulate this information, we are providing the following bulletin:

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LVMAC Tidbit: Did You Know Your TRICARE PRIME Primary Care Manager May Have Changed?

January 22, 2018

The Department of Defense has announced there are now only two TRICARE Regions as of 1 January 2018. The North and South Regions have combined to form the new TRICARE East Region, while the West Region remains mostly the same.  Humana Military is the new regional contractor for TRICARE East, and Health Net Federal Services, LLC, is managing TRICARE West.  Originally, Health Net Federal Services managed our area.

Why are we mentioning this?  While some of you using TRICARE Prime may have been notified already – and Humana has stated that during the transition you will be able to see your new or previously assigned Primary Care Manager (PCM) – the transition period is not stated upfront, and a change of PCM may have already been made for you.  That should be worth your finding out now, according to one of Healthcare in Our Community Co-Chairs, Alexander Alex. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — The Region’s Top Healthcare Providers and LVMAC March On With Their Healthcare Alliance

December 7, 2015

Positive gains made, more to come

LVMAC HOC LogowithcirclelessTiltedAt a press conference on November 11 at Bethlehem’s City Council Chamber, President of LVMAC, Gerald Still, Retired Major General (USAF), announced the Healthcare in Our Community (HOC) alliance has remained strong and viable and has grown going into its fifth year. Still said, “The commitment of the CEOs of the participating organizations in this working alliance has been remarkable and necessary. Our sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, continue to return to an environment where there are no major military medical facilities close to home. It is absolutely critical that we continue to work with one another and the local VA to meet the short- and long-term needs of our military veterans.” Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Healthcare in Our Community Press Conference

November 9, 2015

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Media Alert HOC Press Conference 04Nov2015


LVMAC News — Healthcare Mobile Apps Site Added to Our Answers Desk

August 24, 2015

Mobile AppWe are in the era of tablets and smartphones.  To take advantage of this new technology, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Health Administration (VHA) has recently arrived on the healthcare mobile applications (apps) scene.  We believe their products may prove useful to veterans, caregivers and medical professionals, but they are not alone in producing such products. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — TRICARE Says Walking Is Not Good for Your Health (Service)

January 14, 2014

Walk-in Service to TRICARE Service Centers within the United States is ending 1 April, this year.  TRICARE service centers overseas are not affected. Joint Base Dix-Maguire-Lakehurst’s service center is among the 189 facilities affected.  Read the rest of this entry »


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