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Tricare Unit Vocabulary

DEERS The Defense Enrollment and Eligibility Reporting System. A data base used to verify beneficiary eligibility.
Tricare Dependent Any spouse or child of an active duty retired, deceased active-duty or retired person of the uniformed services.
Military Health System(MHS) The total health care system of the United States uniformed services. MHS includes military treatment facilities (MTFs), as well as various programs in the civilian healthcare market, such as CHAMPUS.
Military Treatment Facility(MTF) A DoD operated clinic or hospital located on a military base that renders care to military personnel, their dependents and military retirees and their dependents.
Tricare Network Provider A CHAMPUS certified network provider contracted to provide services to individuals enrolled in TRICARE Prime.
CHAMPUS (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services) This the Department of Defense's military health care program authorized by Congress in 1963 to provide health care services to the active duty dependents, retirees(under 65) and their dependents.
Tricare Prime An HMO type plan in which enrollees receive health care through a Military Treatment Facilities PCM or a supporting network of civilian providers
Sponsor The member of the family who is or was in one of the uniformed services. CHAMPUS uses the Social Security Number (SSN) or authorization number of the sponsor or the veteran to identify claims.
Tricare Extra A preferred provider option. Health care is delivered through a network of civilian health care providers who accept payments from CHAMPUS and provide services at negotiated, discounted rates. Rather than an annual fee, a yearly deductible is charged.
Tricare Standard Indemnity Plan, the Standard CHAMPUS program providing greater personal choice in the selection of a medical provider. A Fee-for-Service Plan, requiring higher individual out-of-pocket costs in comparison to Prime or Extra
Created by: tina.reynolds