TriWest Healthcare Alliance was awarded the contract to continue providing military families access to high quality health care and manage the 21-state TRICARE West Region for the Department of Defense (DoD). The contract enables TriWest to continue to support the DoD in meeting the health care needs of 2.7 million active duty personnel, their families and retirees. The contract includes a transition period, plus five one-year option periods for healthcare delivery beginning April 1, 2010.
The TRICARE West Region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, western Texas, Washington and Wyoming.
Partnering with TriWest is Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation, a premier claims processor for government programs, which will continue to provide claims processing and systems support for TriWest in the TRICARE program.