Healthcare in the MHS is managed by tricare regional networks, which are made up of 380,000 civilian and military healthcare providers under three main programmes – TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra.4 Approximately 4.8 million MHS beneficiaries use TRICARE Prime, which is similar to a healthcare organisation, since participants select a primary care manager responsible for coordinating their health care.1, 5 A Active members are TRICARE Prime participants. All MHS recipients, with the exception of active service members, are entitled to the TRICARE standard, formerly known as CHAMPUS (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformesd Services), which is a non-network benefit requiring an annual deductible and cost-sharing. MHS recipients eligible for Medicare Part B are covered by the TRICARE standard for services that are not covered by Medicare. TRICARE Extra is the network benefit for eligible beneficiaries of TRICARE, 1.5 At the end of the 2016 financial year, 1.9 million beneficiaries were registered in TRICARE Standard or Extra.5 TRICARE For Life is an MHS beneficiary that has both MedicaRe Part A and B. You don`t pay TRICARE enrollment fees, only medicare part A and B.6 Monthly premiums At the end of fiscal 2016, 2.1 million beneficiaries were enrolled in TRICARE For Life.5 With nearly 364,000 members in fiscal 20165, TRICARE Reserve Select is a premium-based plan available to Reserve and National Guard members who do not have an active duty assignment or who have are under B.`s Transitional Assistance or Health Care Services Management Program and employees fall. With more than 7,000 participants at the 20165 GJ, TRICARE Retired Reserve is a premium-based plan for retired reserve and National Guard members under the age of 60 who are not entitled to active retirement or health care for federal employees.6 TRICARE Young allows adult children of military personnel to acquire tricare coverage after their dependent military coverage at the age of 21 (or 23), if enrolled in university). Tricare Young Adult`s permission is possible up to the age of 26 for an unmarried adult child. TRICARE Young Adult had more than 38,000 participants in the 2016 GJ.5,7 The MHS is divided into two components – direct care and purchased care – with an average weekly average of 20,000 admissions and 1.9 million outpatient visits.1 Direct care is provided in 669 military care centers (TFMs), including 54 hospitals, 363 medical clinics, and 282 dental clinics.2 Serving members have priority access to the Military Health Care and have right to processing in an MTF. . . .