Accession Number:

ADA224081

Title:

A Managed Care Model for the Military Departments

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

The proportion of the Operations and Maintenance appropriation being utilized for medical care in the three military departments is increasing. Two major forces are causing this. While the nation is experiencing steadily increasing health care costs, well above general inflation levels the defense department is compelled to cut budget outlays. The result is extreme pressure on the military medical community to bring under control these escalating costs while continuing to provide quality health care to the beneficiary population. This study seeks to examine the current health care cost crisis and its effect on the nations employers, of which the Department of Defense is one of the largest. It explores the historical trends and the current government and employer responses. One of the most promising concepts for managing health care is the emergence of managed care and most specifically the health maintenance organization HMO. The basic concepts of managed care as practiced by HMOs are examined and compared with the management and financing of the military health services system including its CHAMPUS option. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE