Accession Number : ADA261876


Title :   Determination of MEPRS Direct Care Costs for Selected Ambulatory Professional Services and a Comparison to Similar CHAMPUS Care Costs for the United States Army, Health Services Command Hospitals.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION


Personal Author(s) : Carstensen, Mary


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261876.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jun 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to develop a methodology to determine the economic efficiency of ambulatory professional services in U.S. Army Health Services Command (HSC) hospitals. To limit the scope of the study, the author analyzed the average Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) government pay for selected individual ambulator professional services and compared this to the average cost of similar services provided in the direct care system. The CHAMPUS data were collected from HSC's Health Care Studies and Clinical Investigation Activity's Triservice CHAMPUS Statistical Data Base. The Management Expense and Performance Reporting System was searched to determine total expense and manpower use for the direct care system. Results indicate it is not always less expensive to provide professional services within the direct care system. Even with a $40 credit per visit for direct care visits, CHAMPUS professional services were still less expensive 31% of the time.... MEPRS, CHAMPUS, Health care costs.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS , *COSTS , *MEDICAL SERVICES , DATA BASES , METHODOLOGY , STATISTICAL DATA , MANPOWER , HOSPITALS , ARMY , SALARIES , THESES , EFFICIENCY , HEALTH , MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE