Accession Number:

ADA261624

Title:

Gateway to Care Implementation and Business Plan: How to Get There from Here.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 91-Jul 92,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

219.0

Abstract:

The spiraling cost of health care within the Department of Defense DoD forced an evaluation of the effectiveness of military medicine. In 1988, DoD instituted two demonstration projects to test the feasibility of alternative delivery systems within the military. CHAMPUS Reform Initiative CRI in California and Hawaii, and 5 Catchment Area Management CAM projects 2 Air Force, 2 Army, and 1 Navy location. In January of 1992 Dr. Enrique Mendez, the Assistant Secretary Defense Health Affairs, introduced policy directing the uniformed services to begin implementation of an admixture of CRI and CAM entitled Coordinated Care. The proposed Coordinated Care Program CCP was poorly received in Congress and not well understood across Health Services Command HSC. Although the concept of CCP was adopted, the functional expertise to implement such a program was sorely lacking.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE