Third Party Collection Program; Case Study of Naval Hospital Oakland and Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis presents an analysis of the Third Party Collection Program TPC for inpatient and outpatient care at Naval Hospital Oakland NHO, its implementation and its comparison with a civilian counterpart. The implementation is in accordance with DoD Instruction 6010.15 and the comparison is conducted with the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula CHOMP. This thesis briefly introduces the reader to the hospital TPC program, the concept, the Law, and the program implementation responsibilities. It gives a brief explanation of the DoD Inspector General TPC program inspection of August 1990, conducted at twenty five different military hospitals nationwide. Also, it provides historical data and health services information of NHO and CHOMP. Third party potential collections data are broken down by individual services Army, Air Force, and Navy from 1988 to 1994. The author concludes that NHO has established an effective inpatient TPC program in according with DoD Instruction 6010.15 but that the billing and collection process is not as efficient and effective as CHOMP. The outpatient TPC program is still in its developing stage, and NHO is working hard to have an effective and efficient program.
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