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An Introduction to TRICARE
This session will provide an overview of the TRICARE benefit for service members and their families. The webinar includes details about eligibility, TRICAR? program options, priority access to military hospitals and clinics, the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, how Medicare affects TRICARE, and the Affordable Care Act.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Back to Basics: Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the largest health payer in the United States, covering almost 90 million Americans. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for adults over age 65 and other qualified individuals, accounts for more than 48 million of those Americans through expenditures of more than $545 billion. But what is Medicare? How does it work? What should helping professionals and caregivers know about the program? This session will provide a broad overview of the Medicare program?s Parts A and B as well as introduce the CMS National Training Program as a resource for further training and information.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Medicaid: Taking Stock of an Essential Program in Uncertain Times
Medicaid is a state-federal program that provides essential services and benefits for low-income families and for many who have special health care needs. Military caregivers and their families may find themselves interacting with Medicaid in cases where TRICARE and ECHO coverage is not enough or when family members are not eligible for TRICARE and/or ECHO coverage. This year, there has been significant discussion about reforming and changing Medicaid in terms of the way it is funded, the services that are provided, and who may be eligible for the program. It is important for military support personnel, caregivers and military families to be aware of developments that are or might be underway in the Medicaid program. *1.0 Continuing Education (CE) Credit is available from the UT School of Work.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Medicare 2017 & What it Means for You
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for adults over age 65 and other qualified individuals. While the program basics remain virtually unchanged year-to-year, a new year always brings a few tweaks to the program. This session will provide a brief update to the Back to Basics: Medicare session provided January 27, 2016 with changes to the program for 2017. The session will also provide a broad overview of the Medicare programs coordination of benefits with other programs such as Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance, TRICARE for Life and VA Benefits, among others. *1.0 Continuing Education (CE) Credit is available from the UT School of Work.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Part 1 Medicaid & Military Families: An Introduction
This module, the first in a three part series, will provide an overview of the Medicaid program. Participants will learn about the overall purposes of the Medicaid program; its relevance to military families, especially those with family members who have special needs. Participants will also learn about the manner in which Medicaid is implemented and variations among the states; and developments currently underway with the program.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Part 2 Medicaid and Military Families: Children with Special Needs
This course is part two of a three-part training series that will provide basic and necessary information on Medicaid, a federal-state program that often provides health care coverage for low-income families and those with disabilities. The second module will concentrate on Medicaid options for children with special needs. The overall purpose of these modules is to assist family support providers and others with a general knowledge of Medicaid and to provide some guidance on where to turn for resources and further information.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Part 3 Medicaid and Military Families: Adults with Special Needs
This webinar is part three of a three part training series that will provide basic and necessary information on Medicaid, a federal-state program that often provides health care coverage for low-income families and those with disabilities. The third module will examine Medicaid options for older families members, such as spouses and adult children. The overall purpose of these modules is to assist family support providers and others with a general knowledge of Medicaid and to provide some guidance on where to turn for resources and further information.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects a wide range of essential human behaviors such as social interaction, communication, imagination and relationships. Identifying health coverage, access to care, and eligibility for various services can be difficult to navigate for many families who are caring for individuals with ASD. In this webinar, presenters from the Defense Health Agency (DHA) will provide an overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), in addition to advice for service providers and military families on how best to assist beneficiaries under the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). ACD provides supplemental services to qualifying dependents of active duty service members, retirees and certain National Guard and Reserve members. This session will also provide detailed information covering the cost of ACD and identifying points of contact for specific TRICARE regions. *1.0 Continuing Education (CE) Credit is available from the National Association of Social Work (NASW).  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)
The webinar will discuss the ECHO program, which provides supplemental services to active duty family members (ADFMs) with qualifying mental or physical disabilities. ECHO services and supplies beyond those offered by the basic TRICARE health benefits program will be discussed. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
TRICARE Reforms in 2018
This webinar summarizes the significant reforms to TRICARE, the Department of Defense health plan for military members and their families members, that have occurred as of January 1, 2018 and will occur during 2018.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free