Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Organization of the VA and Military Health Systems
Slide content:MHS: TRICARE Program Overview Group of managed care plans Comprehensive, low-cost options Network of physicians, hospitals, pharmacies Active duty, retirees, families; all service branches Most common coverage plans TRICARE Prime TRICARE Standard TRICARE for Life TRICARE Reserve Select Also overseas options, family care 16
Slide notes:TRICARE is a series of comprehensive, low-cost health plans operated through a network of civilian health care providers, such as physicians, hospitals, and pharmacies. TRICARE serves active-duty service members, retirees, and their families from all seven service branches, including the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Certain National Reserve and National Guard members are also eligible. Besides immediate family members, survivors and certain former spouses may benefit from TRICARE. Service members may choose from nine TRICARE plans. The most commonly selected plans are listed on this slide. TRICARE Prime is a health maintenance organization and the most affordable option. TRICARE Standard is the most flexible option. Retirees receiving Medicare benefits may enroll in TRICARE for Life as secondary health care coverage. TRICARE Reserve Select is available for a monthly premium to eligible National Guard and Reserve members. Other TRICARE plans are targeted at veterans who have been posted outside the U.S., and there is also a family plan as part of TRICARE Prime. Some of the plans require that the veteran assume some of the costs. 16