Accession Number:

ADA371155

Title:

Third Party Collection Program.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-07

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The audit was requested by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Health Services Operations and Readiness. United States Code, title 10, section 1095, allows DoD to collect from health insurance plans the health care costs incurred on behalf of insured military retirees and military dependents. The statute allows medical treatment facilities to collect from an insurance company including an automobile liability insurance or no fault insurance carrier, a medical service, or health plan the reasonable costs of care incurred at a medical treatment facility to the extent that the insurer would pay if the services were provided at a civilian hospital. The program, designed to collect from third party payers, is known as the Third Party Collection Program the Program. As of March 31, 1995, the Military Departments collected about 91.8 million of the 218.6 million billed by their 103 medical treatment facilities for FY 1994 inpatient admissions.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE