Inpatient Behavioral Health Recapture A Busiess Case Analysis at Evans Army Community Hospital Fort Carson, Colorado
Final rept. Jul 2008-2009
GREAT PLAINS REGIONAL MEDICAL COMMAND FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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The purpose of this business case analysis was to provide a detailed breakdown on the fiscal and qualitative impacts of a proposal to establish inpatient behavioral health services at Evans Army Community Hospital EACH, Fort Carson, CO. Over the period of FY03-08, the utilization of these services by active duty service members ADSMs increased by 698, while associated costs increased 1233. These statistics prompted a proposal to determine whether these services could be offered at EACH in a less costly manner than purchase care. After analysis of the fiscal costs and benefits, it was determined that implementing these services at EACH would result in a financial loss to both EACH and the Federal government. However, there are numerous qualitative benefits of the project that make it worth considering such as an increased access to care, increased internal expertise, a complete longitudinal health record for the patient, improved referral management, decreased travel distance for family members and government staff, and decreased resource dependency on the purchase care network.
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