An Analysis of the Allocation of Funds for the Direct Health Care Provider Program (DHCPP)
Final rept. Jul 88-Jul 89,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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This study examines the consistency of Health Services Commands HSC policy for the allocation of Direct Health Care Provider Program DHCPP funds and its compliance with Army guidance. The current methodology used in the allocation of DHCPP funds is determined and compared to Army guidance. The information used by decision makers at HSC in the approval process was determined and coded as predictor measures for use in the linear regression model to capture the current HSC funding policy. It was determined that the policy for allocating funds for the DHCPP is consistent and meets Army guidance. However, although the policy is consistent, there was a shift in policy as it was applied in FY89 compared to FY88. It was also determined that the documentation indicating compliance with Army guidance could be improved upon. Recommendations include the expansion of information used to evaluate requests for DHCPP funds, the use of a policy-capturing model to prioritize requests, and improvements to documentation which would demonstrate compliance with Army guidance.
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