THE PHOENIX, December 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Cross Blue Shield of In Arizona today announced that it will be supporting a contract awarded to TriWest Healthcare Alliance to manage the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) next-generation TRICARE program, known as “T-5,” in its 26-state area. TRICARE is a uniform health care program for active duty service members (ADSMs), active duty family members (ADFMs), National Guard members and their family members, retired and retired family members, survivors, and other former spouses.
TriWest previously held TRICARE contracts with the DoD for 17 years, from 1996 to 2013, and Western United States. Blue Cross Blue Shield of In Arizona provided a network of medical professionals in the province In Arizona to support that contract, and look forward to returning to this privileged position alongside TriWest to help TRICARE-eligible individuals. Blue Cross Blue Shield of In Arizona we are proud to return to this work and provide a network of approximately 39,000 medical professionals who will fight for this good population in our local communities.
“We are honored to work with TriWest to provide health care to our active duty members and veterans,” said Pam Kehaly, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield. In Arizona. “These heroes and their family members deserve access to quality care, and we look forward to doing our part.”
Blue Cross Blue Shield of In Arizona partnered with TriWest to help execute the next generation of TRICARE contracts and achieve network efficiency gains in support of DoD’s strategic mission. Under the T-5 contract, the total area of responsibility for the TRICARE West Region includes 26 regions: Alaska, In Arizona, Arkansas, California, In Colorado, In Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, in Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, In New Mexico, North Dakota, In Oklahoma, In Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, In Wisconsin again Wyoming.
TriWest also has a federal contract with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to administer the Community Care Network (CCN) for Veterans. Under both the VA and DoD contracts, TriWest will assist an active-duty service member through their full cycle of accessing community health care — during service, and ultimately when the veteran transitions to VA eligibility. Blue Cross Blue Shield of In Arizona will provide the local network for both contracts.
“At TriWest, it has been our privilege to serve the health care needs of the Veteran and military communities for nearly three decades. We are humbled to have the opportunity with this contract to return to our work with the DoD, and to continue our work with the VA, which until now has 740,000 medical professionals in the community have provided Veterans with 50 million appointments, and a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of. In Arizona to serve the heroes of our nation under the T-5 contract,” said David J. McIntyre, Jr.President and CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
To learn more about T-5 and TRICARE, visit www.tricare.mil.
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