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  • Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care

    In an effort to return more Airmen to duty quicker, the Air Force is rolling out a new medical model to restore the overall readiness of our military. Under the new Air Force Medical Reform model, dedicated provider care teams will be aligned to an Operational Medical Readiness Squadron primarily focused on proactively treating active duty Airmen and improving their availability to support the warfighting mission. Care for non-active duty patients, primarily the families of service members and military retirees, will be handled by separate provider teams aligned to a Health Care Operations Squadron.
  • Changes to TRICARE affecting urgent care policies

    With the 2018 changes in TRICARE and new Wisconsin Physician Service billing system, there are a number of local facilities that are no longer TRICARE- authorized for urgent care. At this time, the only TRICARE authorized urgent care facility for active duty family members and retirees is CommunityMed Family Urgent Care located at 3310 Midwestern Parkway in Wichita Falls, Texas.
  • Researchers study factors influencing Airmen’s tobacco use during technical training

    The Air Force strictly regulates tobacco use during basic and technical training, but some Airmen still use it. Air Force researchers are working with the University of Virginia to uncover why Airmen use tobacco.
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