Evaluation of the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative. Volume 3, Health Care Utilization and Costs
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The CHAMPUS Reform Initiative CRI demonstration program was implemented in August 1988 to test new approaches for delivering health care to military beneficiaries. CRI introduced a managed care program, operated by a civilian contractor who shared the financial risks of CHAMPUS, and programs to better integrate the management of CHAMPUS and military treatment facilities MTFs. The goals of CRI were to improve the access to and quality of care provided to beneficiaries while controlling costs. In authorizing the CRI demonstration project, Congress requested an evaluation of the out-comes. This report is one of a series that documents the results of the evaluation. It includes estimates of the effects of CRI on utilization levels and costs for CHAMPUS beneficiaries. It also explores differences within CRI between beneficiaries who elected to enroll in CHAMPUS Prime, an HMO option offered by CRI, and those who did not enroll.
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