[HEALTH.MIL] Preventive Care for a Healthy, Happy New Year

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  • Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:41:21 -0600

Preventive Care for a Healthy, Happy New Year 


(After counting) down to 2014, a popular trend is to make New Year’s
resolutions. Some resolutions are physical, like losing weight, while others are
behavioral, like ‘stop procrastinating’ or ‘be more positive’. No matter which
resolutions beneficiaries make, TRICARE recommends they put their health first
and start the year off with preventive care services. 

Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime may receive clinical preventive services
from their primary care manager or from any network provider without a referral
or authorization at no cost. For those who use TRICARE Standard or Extra or are
enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select, or TRICARE Retired Reserve, there are no
cost shares for the following clinical preventive services:

Ø      - Breast cancer screenings 

Ø      - Cervical cancer screenings 

Ø      - Colorectal cancer screenings 

Ø      - Prostate cancer screenings 

Ø      - Immunizations 

Ø      - Well-child visits for children under age 6 

For beneficiaries who use TRICARE Standard, cost shares apply to other
preventive services, unless they’re performed during the same visit as the
covered services listed above. If eligible for TRICARE For Life, beneficiaries
pay nothing out-of-pocket for services covered by both Medicare and TRICARE. For
more information about TRICARE’s preventive care coverage, visit



SOURCE:  TRICARE News Release at




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