HHS and the Defense Department have announced the sites for a demonstration in which Medicare will pay for Medicare-eligible military retirees to enroll in the military's Tricare managed-care plans.
The project also will allow Medicare managed-care plans to contract with military hospitals and pay them for treating eligible military retirees.
Five of the sites are Dover (Del.) Air Force Base; Fort Carson and the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.; Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Wash.; and Naval Medical Center, San Diego. A sixth site comprises Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio; Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.; and Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.