Posted on Jul 9, 2019
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My wife is EFMP and must see a rheumatologist on a quarterly basis. Her and I were previously stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI from 2014-2017 where she saw the still current doctor at Tripler Army Medical Center. I was accepted into the Green to Gold ADO program in Hawaii and I have a very short amount of time between acceptance, getting orders, and reporting. I still have not received my orders because of this issue and transportation is nearly booked to my report date already.

We gave her PCM here in TN the form requested by the EFMP office and he called her rheumatologist in Nashville to ask how often she was being seen. They recently tried removing her medication, she had a flare up, and was placed back on the medication. For this reason, they told her doctor she had recently been seen on a monthly basis. She has always been seen quarterly or less for this issue as long as she is prescribed properly. For this reason, the sole military rheumatologist in Hawaii, said he would not be able to see her that often. After learning of this "mistake", we paid the $100 fee for the rheumatologist to fill out DD Form 2792 stating she needed to be seen on a quarterly basis not monthly. After we tried to resubmit to HI EFMP we were told we would have to wait 90 days before it would be reconsidered. The doctor in HI told the EFMP office here in TN that he would be able to see her on a quarterly basis. This morning we received a phone call from the TN EFMP office stating that HI EFMP could not do anything until after the 90 days. Everyone seems to be in agreeance that my wife will get the care she needs in HI we just need someone to make the decision to process the paperwork.

Normally, I could get my PCS date pushed back or get orders elsewhere however I cannot because I will be starting school August 25th in Hawaii. Everything is set in place and this can all be resolved if it wasn't for this 90 day wait period. If this does not get approved my wife will have to stay in TN alone and then go through her own move alone. She is isn't American, English is not her first language, and currently has a green card which she could lose if she goes home to be with family during this time. She is not familiar with the military PCS process and this whole situation seems to just make a huge unnecessary hassle to us as well as the military. She has a disease and it just seems instead of making it easier on her, it is being made more difficult. I have already reached out to MEDCOM and IMCOM Pacific awaiting a reply. If anyone has any recommendations or POCs that would be greatly appreciated.
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Capt Daniel Goodman
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https://usa.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/military-families/air-force/

I stumbled across this...as with that usmc related site, I realize they're not Army, plus, this is about kids, however, you might find some useful pearls on here, I'd thought, you know?
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You absolutely cannot waive it, however you can convince the EFMP section to review your request because it was a major change. The best way is usually to contact the Ombudsman, Patient Advocate, Senior Enlisted NCO of the hospital, or the Hospital Commander. It's important to understand you're not asking anything EFMP to be waived. You're requesting to have it reviewed on the grounds that there was a major change to the original information.
When you do contact them, keep it short and precise. 3/4 of your post is irrelevant to the situation, so distill it down to the facts. They receive hundreds of emails a day, so you need to succinctly explain your request and needs within 2 minutes.
Good luck
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