Defense Health Care: Opportunities to Reduce TRICARE Claims Processing and Other Costs

T-HEHS-00-138 Published: Jun 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed opportunities to reduce claims processing and other costs of the Department of Defense's (DOD) managed health care program--TRICARE, focusing on: (1) the cost of processing TRICARE claims; (2) opportunities that potentially can reduce costs and improve service to beneficiaries, namely increased anti-fraud efforts and more joint procurement of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); and (3) the process beneficiaries use to make medical appointments.

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