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    Help Tricare Reserve Select help!

    My husband is Georgia Army National Guard and we just purchased Tricare Reserve Select which goes into effect April 1st.

    I have contacted several doctors (found them on the tricare provider search thingy) but once I contact them and tell them I have Tricare Reserve Select they seems clam up and not know what I am talking about.

    I think contacted my point of contact for the insurance and was told that I could go to any doctor that accept Tricare and that reserve select is just like standard. Im so confused.

    Can anyone explain reserve select and how it works? Does it work differently from standard?
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    It's the same as tricare. If you say tricare reserve select they'll look at you like you have 3 heads.
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    It follows the same guidelines as standard. I used it, and all I had to do was make sure the provider accepted Tricare.
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    Its the same as standard. When you call just tell them that you have tricare and if they ask say standard because they normally ask if its prime or not and you can tell them no its not! We were on Reserve Select until they switched us to standard because DH is getting ready to deploy
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    stop telling them you have the reserve select.

    I have reg standard and this is what I do:

    1) ask if they are accepting new patients

    2) ask if they take tricare standard

    they do not need to know anything else- it all bills to tricare the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCupcake View Post
    It's the same as tricare. If you say tricare reserve select they'll look at you like you have 3 heads.

    so true, something about tricare and saying anything else makes people's head spin. I get the same thing when I am like "his ssn isn't on my ID, you are going to need it!"

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