RUNNING HEAD: MILITARY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
HEALTH INSURANCE BASICS AND CLAIMS PROCESSING (MODULE H)
10 A.M-2:00 P.M
I believe in the principles and purpose of the profession of Medical Assisting. I Endeavor to be more effective.
I aspire to render greater service.
I protect the confidence entrusted to me.
I am dedicated to the care and well-being of all people.
I am loyal to my employer.
I am true to the ethics of my profession.
I am strengthened by compassion, courage, and faith.
Tricare is the Health insurance program that is used by all seven components of the armed forces. This includes the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This program was created so that all of these uniformed service members could be provided with network of civilian health care professionals. Overcrowding of military medical facilities pushed this plan to be implemented even more. This grants them better access to health care and provides quality service so that they are able to maintain their health while supporting different military operations. (This is extremely important and essential to the mission) Tricare was created in 1998. It was developed from the Champus Reform Initiative. (This program existed for more than 30 years) Tricare is administered on a regional basis. The three regions that are covered CONUS include The West Region, The South Region, and the North region. There are also areas covered OCONUS, such as Europe, Canada/Latin America, and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands. Up until 2005 Tricare had 11 regions. They merged to form the previously mentioned. Each of these regions is headed by a regional director. This person is responsible for overseeing all health care delivery activities in their specific region. Regional directors work hand in hand with military treatment facility commanders. Tricare’s most...
References: 1. http://www.tricare.mil/welcome/mediacenter/facts/aspx
3. Medical Assistant(Health insurance Basics and Claims Processing) Chapter 8 Military Providers
My project is about Military Health insurance also known as TRICARE. In this paper I will explain what Tricare is, where it derived from, what it covers and who is eligible to receive it. Tricare is a major part of the Military Health Care system that combines the resources of military hospitals and clinics with civilian health care networks, provides access to high-quality health care and supports military operations. I used several references such as my book the internet and my own personal experiences I got with Tricare during my time as a sponsor and dependent in the army.
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