Accession Number : ADA293217

Title :   A Cost Benefit Analysis of Implementing a Third Party Collections Program for Radiology at the Naval Hospital Charleston.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 93-Jul 94,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON

Personal Author(s) : Kupper, Leo P.

PDF Url : ADA293217

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The military in general and the entire health care system in specific is in a period of change, right sizing, and cost containment. Many changes are in the near future for Naval Hospital, Charleston including building a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), downsizing inpatient bed capability, developing business plans, redefining its mission, and re-engineering the way health care is delivered. The hospital has become increasingly dependent on the TPC programs to provide operational funding. This facility has developed a very successful TPC program for inpatient, outpatient and pharmacy. The hospital is seeking to expand the TPC program to include radiology services. Under the current regulations the TPC program for radiology may not produce sufficient reimbursement to implement the program. It also may present many unique problems in terms of staffing, equipment usage, funding, and legal liability.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *BENEFITS, *RADIOLOGY, COMMERCE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), COSTS, PLANNING, PATIENTS, HOSPITALS, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, PHARMACIES.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE