Accession Number : ADA262139


Title :   A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of the Catchment Area Management Project at Evans ACH to Contain Health Care Costs


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 91-Jul 92


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


Personal Author(s) : Penner, III, Jerome


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262139.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 102


Abstract : Total CHAMPUS expenditures from the Department of Defense (DoD) budget have risen at an unprecedented rate over the past eight years. The annual inflationary increase of total CHAMPUS costs ranged from 13 to 16 percent since 1982. In response to rising costs, Congress directed the DoD to begin two major cost containment initiatives, CHAMPUS Reform Initiative (CRI), and Catchment Area Management (CAM) by 1987 and 1988, respectively. Each of the initiatives attempts to curtail rising CHAMPUS costs by establishing civilian contracts with health care providers coupled with aggressive managed or coordinated care. This study examines the CAM project located at Evans U.S. Army Community Hospital (EACH) at Fort Carson, Colorado. A comparison is made between two DoD facilities, EACH and the Air Force Academy Hospital, also located in Colorado Springs.


Descriptors :   *CONGRESS , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *COSTS , *BUDGETS , *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , AIR FORCE , CONTRACTS , MEDICAL SERVICES , MEDICAL RESEARCH , COLORADO , HOSPITALS , ARMY , MANAGEMENT , HEALTH , COMPARISON , RATES , THESES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE