Two participants were military retirees, and six were retiree family members covered under the USFHP
enrollees are not eligible for benefits through the Tricare Pharmacy Program and must use their USFHP
provider for prescription drug coverage.
The USFHP system is not one of the countless managed-care plans that have popped up recently.
Since USFHP facilities are designated TRICARE Prime providers, their eligibility requirements and level of care are identical to other TRICARE Prime providers.
Each DP requires a separate contract with TRICARE Management Activity to deliver USFHP
benefits, creating a unique healthcare delivery environment that calls for the simultaneous management of several sets of distinct and challenging data support requirements.
We are working to make sure that TRICARE Prime enrollees now using Group Health have current information about all their health care options so they will have easy access to a provider as the Group Health contract runs out," says Tita Montero, USFHP Director at PacMed Clinics.
The USFHP service area includes all of King County, much of Snohomish County, and parts of Pierce, Mason and Kitsap counties.