Accession Number : ADA260843


Title :   Third Party Collection Program; Case Study of Naval Hospital Oakland and Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Jimenez, Ramon A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260843.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 121


Abstract : This thesis presents an analysis of the Third Party Collection Program (TPC) for inpatient and outpatient care at Naval Hospital Oakland (NHO), its implementation and its comparison with a civilian counterpart. The implementation is in accordance with DoD Instruction 6010.15 and the comparison is conducted with the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP). This thesis briefly introduces the reader to the hospital TPC program, the concept, the Law, and the program implementation responsibilities. It gives a brief explanation of the DoD Inspector General TPC program inspection of August 1990, conducted at twenty five different military hospitals nationwide. Also, it provides historical data and health services information of NHO and CHOMP. Third party potential collections data are broken down by individual services (Army, Air Force, and Navy) from 1988 to 1994. The author concludes that NHO has established an effective inpatient TPC program in according with DoD Instruction 6010.15 but that the billing and collection process is not as efficient and effective as CHOMP. The outpatient TPC program is still in its developing stage, and NHO is working hard to have an effective and efficient program.


Descriptors :   *THESES , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *HOSPITALS , *COLLECTION , AIR FORCE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , CASE STUDIES , INSPECTION , BENEFITS , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , ARMY , INSTRUCTIONS , MILITARY MEDICINE , COST ANALYSIS , NAVY , COMPARISON


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE