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Tricare Rembursement for Pharmacy Charges

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On 10/9/2019 at 1:40 PM, JimGant said:

Pib, I only put the same info as the receipt on the DD Form 2642, namely: "Maintenance medications, quantity provided, blah blah."

And, as from post 17 in the above archived thread:

So, I guess a licensed pharmacist (or unlicensed -- who would know) can write a receipt like I got, without any doctor's name attached, nor daily dosage, nor without stipulated information, if even provided, need be "printed."

 

TOP is pretty loosy goosy, i.e., I've never had anything denied, both for medications and procedures. Nice! Maybe next time I'll save some travel time to the pharmacy and order a year's supply of maintenance meds..... (or, maybe not -- why push it).

 

Most of my meds, and my wife's, are cheap. But a few aren't -- so being able to file a pharmacy receipt buys a few more beers.

 

Interesting that JUSMAAG just put out the word about, with APO's going away, you no longer can get Express Scripts Tricare meds delivered to Thailand. Not sure who actually went that route, since such meds defintely needed a US doctor's prescription.....?

 

 

I used Express Scripts to have my wife's meds sent to JUSMAG. It worked great. Took about one week and the best part was it was all US Mail. Shipping was free. Now that that option is gone, I have to rely on Thai mail. That is scary. My granddaughter sent a card to me at the beginning of September. Still waiting.

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2 hours ago, Pib said:

And were the meds you got a 30 day supply, 90 days, 6 months, etc., as I can't tell from your receipt? 

First off, yeah, 75% reimbursement after deductible taken.

 

Secondly, Tricare has no idea from the receipt about how many days supply there are...... I just ordered a nice round number, like for Bestatin, which comes 100 to the box (10 strips of 10 each). Exforge was the exception, where the pharmacist misunderstood the amount I wanted, but I didn't correct her, as it just means I buy fewer next time. So, Tricare has no precise way of knowing my number of days supply -- at one pill per day, for several of the meds, it's 100 days worth. Certainly no where near the 90day/30day precision wanted back in the States for Scripts TMOP, or for retail pharmacies.

 

So, who knows.... Do they keep count and thus prevent a reorder within 100 days? I guess I'll find out next time.

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23 minutes ago, TPUBON said:

I used Express Scripts to have my wife's meds sent to JUSMAG. It worked great. Took about one week and the best part was it was all US Mail. Shipping was free. Now that that option is gone, I have to rely on Thai mail. That is scary. My granddaughter sent a card to me at the beginning of September. Still waiting.

Thai mail won't work:

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 *** TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy ***

Effective 1 October 2019, the Air Force Post Office (APO) in Thailand CLOSED.

Regrettably, due to the APO closure, ordering prescription medication from the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy and having it delivered to an APO AP 96546 address has also ended.
>>>  TRICARE does not mail prescription medication to foreign addresses! <<<

http://www.jusmagthai.com/medical.html

 

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On 10/10/2019 at 6:09 PM, TPUBON said:

I used Express Scripts to have my wife's meds sent to JUSMAG. It worked great. Took about one week and the best part was it was all US Mail. Shipping was free. Now that that option is gone, I have to rely on Thai mail. That is scary. My granddaughter sent a card to me at the beginning of September. Still waiting.

90 day supply

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How long does it take to get reimbursed for a claim and do they send the money to your bank account in Thailad or the US.

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1 hour ago, moe666 said:

How long does it take to get reimbursed for a claim and do they send the money to your bank account in Thailad or the US.

I filed online with Tricare Overseas on Sept 7. Processing was complete on Sept 24, and money was in my US bank account on Sept 26. They direct deposit only dollars; and now that the ACH route through Bangkok Bank NY is essentially closed, there's no longer an avenue to have the Tricare dollar reimbursement sent to your Bangkok Bank account.

 

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JUSMAGTHAI TRICARE Office Note #2:  Effective 1 September 2019 (originally 1 April 2019), TRICARE claim reimbursement via direct deposit to a Bangkok Bank account is no longer available.  Policy vs. Practice:  By policy, beneficiaries should not have set up their TRICARE claim reimbursements to be direct deposited to a non-U.S. bank like Bangkok Bank.  In practice, the direct deposits to Bangkok Bank were successful because the Defense Health Agency did not sort and block U.S. ABA routing numbers used by some foreign banks.  In short, that has changed due to a change in U.S. anti-money laundering rules that took effect 1 September 2019.  If you do not receive your TRICARE claim reimbursement via direct deposit to a Bangkok Bank account as expected, you now know the likely reason why

 

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