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Category Archives: Tricare

Proposed Fees for ER Visits?

Babies cannot tell time. They don’t know that they aren’t supposed to get ear infections after hours, or during peak call times. They don’t know that their scary fever cannot … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adequate? At Best!

You have to hand it to Tricare. They tell you right up front what you’re entitled to as a military family member. The word “adequate” is frequently used to describe … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 9 Comments

How to Train Your (Future) Doctor

As special needs families, how many times haven’t we wished that our doctor, or our child’s doctor, could spend the afternoon with us? That they could see our realities and … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

400177519

400177519 Those nine numbers were the catalyst for a war against insurance. What started as a routine reauthorization for occupational therapy, turned into weeks of calls, denials, and errors on … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

I’m Scared.

The winds of change are blowing. Major changes to Tricare ABA Policy and Pharmacy Policy are coming down the pike. Changes that will potentially hurt thousands of children with autism, … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Advocating For You: A Letter to United HealthCare

Last week, we asked our members stationed in the TRICARE West region about their experience with the recent insurance transition from TRIWEST to United Healthcare Military and Veterans. We have … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Elephant in the Room

Amanda from ConfessionsFromHH6┬áis a friend of MSNN. She is one of our oft-featured Guest Bloggers. If you don’t follow her, you should. Right now. I’ll wait. Today, Amanda writes about … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 2 Comments