Accession Number:

ADA370637

Title:

Evaluation of the Office of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services

Descriptive Note:

Audit rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1996-08-06

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The Office of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services OCHAMPUS manages a medical benefits program that supplements direct medical care provided through military treatment facilities and is similar to private medical insurance programs. DoD spent about 3.5 billion on the program in FY 1995. Among other things, OCHAMPUS ensures that health care providers and medical facilities receive payment for services provided and detects fraud and abuse within the program. OCHAMPUS is also the procuring activity for a new managed care program TRICARE being implemented by DoD.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE