Accession Number:

ADA261507

Title:

Development of a Third Party Collections and Accountability System for Department of the Army Medical Department Activities.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 90-Jul 91,

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-21

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This study examines the history of third party collections program in the military in general and the US Army in particular. It also examines the program functioning at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC. The study concludes that the success or failure of a hospitals local program has little to do with external incentives but is centered in dynamic command interest and motivated program managers. The study recommends the use of electronic claims interface as a mechanism to speed the claims process.... Third party collections.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE