CHAMPUS


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CHAMPUSCivilian Health And Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
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([paragraph][paragraph]) Respondents were classified as being insured if they had private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid/HIPCOV, Champus, ChampVA, VA, Military, or other health insurance.Among veterans, weighted proportions of those insured and uninsured were 94.7% and 5.7%, respectively.
The DoD also recognized trends in civilian healthcare and sought to use health maintenance organizations as an alternative to CHAMPUS. (9) Concurrently, CHAMPUS was centralized under DoD at the beginning of FY1975.
CHAMPUS was replaced with a new program, TRICARE, between 1994 and 1998.
Table 2: Count of cases with signs and symptoms Symptoms Number of Cases With Symptoms Headache 31 Hypertension 15 Nausea alone 14 Dizziness & giddiness 13 Shortness of breath 6 Altered mental status 5 Depressive disorder 5 Drug-induced headache 5 Data Source: LA Emergency Department Visit Database, 2010 Table 3: Cost of CO-related ED visit by insurance carrier Cost (thousands) Percent of Total Costs Medicare 412 50 Self Insured 119 14 Self Pay 98 12 Medicaid 76 9 Commercial Insurance 47 5 HMO/Managed Care 27 3 Blue Cross/Blue Shield 26 3 Workers'/State Compensation 15 2 Medically Indigent/ Free 12 1 Champus 8 1 Other, Unknown 1 0.1 Figure 3.
To address costs and maintain health care quality and access for DOD beneficiaries, the DOD directed a civilian health and medical program of the uniformed services (CHAMPUS) reform initiative pilot project in 1987 to assess the effectiveness of outsourced health care.
Every time I had a bladder infection, strep throat, or when I needed my tonsils taken out, CHAMPUS, now called TRICARE, took care of everything.
TMA is the preferred acronym for the agency formerly known as "CHAMPUS" and operates under the authority of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.
That is applicable to many kinds of claims, from workers' compensation to the subrogation rights of the government in Medicaid, Medicare, and Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) claims.