Steps to Control Prison Inmate Health Care Costs Have Begun to Show Savings
| Cataloged on:
Jun. 01, 2012
ANNOTATION: Efforts by the Florida Department of Corrections to reduce inmate health care costs are reported. Best practices in contracting for inmate health services are also described. Sections of this publication include: at a glance; scope; background; questions and answers—what factors have contributed to rising costs for inmate health care; the steps have been take to contain these costs; what should be considered if inmate health care is outsourced; practices to be followed when contracting for inmate health care services; recommendations; and agency response. “To ensure value and adequacy of contracted inmate health care, the department should further strengthen its contract procurement and monitoring practices” (p. 1).