Date & Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
147 Medical Cost Reduction: A Collaborative Effort in Georgia*

Medical costs are among the highest expenditures in correctional facilities. The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice collaborated with the Augusta University Department of Juvenile Justice Health Services to identify high medical cost areas and implement procedures to reduce these expenditures without compromising quality of care. This presentation describes how the team tracked medical expenses and implemented procedures across 25 secure facilities that reduced costs by 31%.

Educational Objectives
  • Describe methods to conduct medical claims analysis for youth receiving care in outside emergency rooms
  • Identify mechanisms to reduce injuries and medical emergencies requiring outside emergency room visits
  • Explore medical cost-saving methods and mechanisms to improve care in a secure environment

Level: Intermediate