A new Bipartisan Policy Center report on military personnel reform wants to put more of the TRICARE cost burden on retirees. The organization’s most recent report on the issue stated DoD spent $52 billion in health care for service members, retirees and their families in 2012.
According to cybersecurity firm TrapX, cyber attacks on health care organizations rose 39 percent last year with 93 major incidents. And a big way in is through unprotected medical device. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asks Anthony James, vice president of marketing at TRAPX Security, how vulnerable is the Veterans Affairs Department or TRICARE?
The annual Defense authorization bill Congress sent to President Obama’s desk on Thursday will dramatically increase the role of the Pentagon’s youngest combat support agency.
The Defense Department has taken a lot of heat in recent years from industry critics who charge its procurement officials have been putting too much weight on low prices and not enough on quality.
House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Joe Heck confirms a 2.1 percent pay raise for troops.
The Defense Department has cited lower health care costs as one of the benefits of the $58 billion in contract awards it issued in July to manage its TRICARE health care system. But in at least one of the two contracts, price wasn’t the driving factor.
The Government Accountability Office has denied nine out of nine bid protests filed by health insurers who came out on the losing end of the Defense Department’s $58 billion in contract awards to run the military’s managed health care system.
Congress wants to tinker with TRICARE, but one expert says the military health plan is doing fine by itself.
TRICARE contract protests are now so inevitable that a company might want to file one even if they’re one of the winners.
DOD made awards in the next generation of contracts to run its TRICARE health plan: $41 billion to Humana and $18 billion to Health Net.