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The analysis of TRICARE Navy obstetric delivery costs within continental United States military treatment facilities

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Authors
Donaldson, Jarrod D.
Meddaugh, Colin T.
Jenkins, J. Sheldon
Subjects
Obstetrics
TRICARE
OB care
DRG 370
371
372
373
Diagnostic Related Group
Military Treatment Facility
MTF
BUMED
Navy Medicine
OB/GYN
midwives
deliveries
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
NMCP
Naval Medical Center San Diego
NMCSD
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
NHCP
Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
NHCL
Purchased Care
PC
Direct Care
DC
Advisors
Laverson, Alan J.
Mislick, Gregory K.
Date of Issue
2009-12
Date
December 2009
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Navy medicine spends approximately $75 million on purchased obstetric (OB) care for Navy personnel and their dependents, a sum that continues to increase each year. The purpose of this research is to compare the cost of Navy OB medical care under TRICARE Prime (civilian sector) with similar care provided in four representative Navy Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF). Specifically, the study will examine (1) the quantity of selected deliveries in TRICARE and four specific MTF catchment areas; (2) the average delivery cost for the different types of Purchased Care (PC) deliveries, and (3) best practice techniques to increase the amount of Direct Care (DC) deliveries care in Navy Medicine. The goal of this study is to compare the benefits and drawbacks of each system to gain insights for providing better and more cost-effective OB care in the Navy.
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MBA Professional Report
Department
Business Administration
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xviii, 43 p. : 1 col. map ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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