US Family Health Plan Through the Decades

Since 1981, the US Family Health Plan has provided high-quality health care to military retirees and family members of the seven uniformed services.  Throughout the years, the Plan has evolved and adapted to meet the needs of its members and developments in modern health care while continuing to provide our members with top satisfaction in their care.

Follow the timeline of US Family Health Plan’s evolution below. Read more

MEMBERS GO RINKSIDE AT MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT SPONSORED BY MARTIN’S POINT HEALTH CARE

This past Veterans’ Day, US Family Health Plan members cheered for the local hockey team, Maine Mariners, at a military appreciation night sponsored by Martin’s Point Health Care, a US Family Health Plan member organization.

In a new US Family Health Plan Alliance video, members share what makes USFHP special and how it has helped them handle all of their medical needs.

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US Family Health Plans Again Rated Among Nation’s Top Private Health Insurance Plans

The independent National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has again rated two member organizations in the US Family Health Plan Alliance among the top private health insurance plans in the country.

Johns Hopkins US Family Health (MD, DE, DC, and parts of PA, Northern VA and WV) and Martin’s Point US Family Health Plan (ME, NH, NY, PA, VT) were among 46 private health plans in the country that received 4.5 out of 5 ratings in the NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018–2019. Read more

High-Quality Health Care for Active-Duty Military Families

The US Family Health Plan provides high-quality healthcare to over 150,000 members nationwide, including military retirees and family members of active-duty military personnel who receive the TRICARE Prime benefit.

In a new US Family Health Plan Alliance video, Dr. Steven Kravet, MD, MBA – president of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians – discusses the unique needs of active-duty military families and how the Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan delivers high-quality health care to active-duty dependents, bringing peace of mind to service members stationed abroad.

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Pain Management for Military Families and Retirees Requires Cultural Understanding

September is Pain Awareness Month, a time to promote better understanding of pain and pain management issues.  While retired military populations are likely to endure substantial pain after service and many may require physical therapy, military retirees are less likely than other populations to seek help for managing aches and pains.

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Patriot Day Message from the US Family Health Plan Alliance

As the nation reflects on the anniversary of the horrific September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the thoughts and prayers of US Family Health Plan Alliance and its member organizations are once again with all those who lost loved ones on that tragic morning. We remember the names, faces and lives of the men, women and children who were killed.

We invite you to join us in remembering 9/11 and all that this day means for our great country. It is important that all Americans remember the victims and first responders who died that day and pray for the families and friends that they left behind.

TRICARE Enrollment Changes for 2018

On January 1, 2018, many changes were made to the TRICARE program.  Importantly, TRICARE continues to offer several different health plans, and plan availability still depends on who you are and where you live. Two of the key changes concern TRICARE plan options and new enrollment requirements.

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Care Can’t Wait: US Family Health Plan Provides 24-hour Health Care through Telehealth and Nurse Hotlines

Sometimes care can’t wait.  Patients increasingly require on-demand care outside of the traditional setting of a hospital or clinic.  Thanks to advances in technology, individuals can have easier access to health care and medical resources – often even from home.

In a new US Family Health Plan Alliance video, Dr. Steven Kravet, MD, MBA – president of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians – discusses how the Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan integrates telehealth and technology into the quality health care they provide to their members. Read more

Combat Changes Things: US Family Health Plan’s Dedication to PTSD Care

A version of this article was originally published in the Spring 2018 edition of “U” Magazine by US Family Health Plan member organization, Brighton Marine Health Center.

Service members who have experienced combat often have reactions such as irritability, sleeplessness, nightmares, jumpiness and flashbacks to combat events. They may feel depressed and lonely, even when they’re with friends and family.  For many, these signs of stress go away after a few months.  For others, the problems remain or get worse with time.  These veterans may find that their health and their relationships with family and friends deteriorate.  They may resort to misusing alcohol or drugs in an effort to feel better.  They may have post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as “PTSD.”

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US Family Health Plan Regional Spotlight: Johns Hopkins, Mid-Atlantic Region

 

The US Family Health Plan Alliance comprises six regional health care providers that offer the Tricare PRIME benefit to nearly 150,000 military families and retirees across the country.  US Family Health Plan members in the Mid-Atlantic region are served by Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan.

Dr. Steven Kravet, MD, MBA, has overseen the delivery of primary care for beneficiaries of the Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan for the past nine years.  He serves as president of the physician group, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, responsible for the majority of the primary care for the region’s US Family Health Plan members, of which approximately 70 percent are military retirees and 30 percent are active-duty military dependents.

In a new US Family Health Plan Alliance video, Dr. Kravet highlights Johns Hopkins’ long history of working with the military population going back three decades and how it has been able to grow throughout the region.  Read more