MEDICAL COST REPORTING: AN ANALYSIS
NAVAL PERSONNEL PROGRAM SUPPORT ACTIVITY WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of this report is to identify and evaluate the problem areas associated with the determination of medical costs as incurred by the Department of the Navy for its military personnel. To establish a valid medical cost, individual training cost studies should be completed for HMs, DTs, Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps, and the Chaplain Corps. Currently ten management bureaus are involved with the distribution of funds for Naval Medical Activities. The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery funds a portion of the complete medical budget, and it is this figure which is used in the computation of a per man per year medical cost. A close examination of the current medical accounting system should be undertaken to determine the economic feasibility of establishing one central medical cost reporting agency. This would provide a complete cost of medical services which could then be combined with the training costs and prorated on a per man per year basis to arrive at a more valid annual cost. Until this has been accomplished, it is recommended that the medical cost as currently reported by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery be utilized.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations