Defense Health Care: Implementation Issues for New TRICARE Contracts and Regional Structure
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States
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The Department of Defense DOD provides health care through TRICAREa regionally structured program that uses civilian contractors to maintain provider networks to complement health care provided at military treatment facilities MTF. In 2004, DOD implemented extensive changes to its TRICARE contracts and regional structure. A committee report accompanying the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 directed GAO to provide information on implementation issues for 1 the new TRICARE contracts and 2 the new regional structure. This report also provides information on the new management tools used to assess 3 contractors performance and 4 program performance at the MTF and regional levels.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Economics and Cost Analysis