When developing public policy and drafting legislation, policy-makers often overlook the administrative and management functions required to implement and manage new programs. Given the magnitude and complexity of the health care system, this oversight is particularly problematic in the context of health care policy. This project, which was proposed jointly by the National Academy of Social Insurance and the National Academy of Public Administration, will address this gap in analysis and focus not on the programmatic and policy impact of health care coverage expansion proposals, but rather on the implications these proposals will have on the administrative and management functions of the health care system. The project will identify the health care system's core administrative functions, describe how these functions are performed at present and how they will be performed under proposals to expand coverage, and make recommendations about how these functions are most effectively performed. Ultimately, the project will seek to expand the knowledge of policy-makers and other stakeholders about the management and administrative issues involved in expanding health coverage. To accomplish these objectives, the project will appoint a study panel comprised of experts in public administration and health care financing. The panel will disseminate its findings to the policy community through roundtables, seminars and briefings, and by publishing working papers, issue briefs and a final report.
Amount Awarded $719,260.00
Awarded on: 8/4/2006
Time frame: 8/1/2006 - 1/31/2009
Grant Number: 57084