September 11: Fiscal Year 2008 Cost Estimation Process for World Trade Center Health Programs
DIANE Publishing, 2008 - 23 pages
Following the World Trade Center (WTC) attack, federal funding was provided to government agencies and private organizations to establish programs for screening, monitoring, or treating responders for illnesses and conditions related to the WTC disaster. Federal funds appropriated or awarded for the WTC health programs from Oct. 2001 through Nov. 2007 have totaled $261.1 million. NIOSH has awarded the bulk of the funding. These funds were provided for screening and monitoring services, outpatient and inpatient treatment, and program support. This report identifies the changes that NIOSH made for FY 2008 and to determine whether these changes represent an improvement. Charts and tables.
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2007 through June 2008 cost estimate actual average costs actual data amount includes program associated with direct Availability of Health changes NIOSH cost estimation process costs for FY costs for screening direct medical costs Ensure the Availability estimate costs Estimate for Fiscal estimate the number estimating outpatient treatment Estimation for FY exam from July fiscal year 2008 funds awarded Health Programs Cost Health Screening HHS Needs inpatient treatment costs July 23 lung transplants mental health services Monitoring Cost Estimation monitoring exams NIOSH changed NIOSH officials NIOSH used actual NIOSH’s cost estimation number of responders number of screened NY/NJ WTC Consortium outpatient treatment costs process for FY program support costs proxy data based questionable assumptions reported that NIOSH represented an improvement responders enrolled responders expected screening and monitoring screening exams separate item September 11 support costs associated total cost estimate Treatment Cost Estimation Treatment Program FDNY World Trade Center WTC health programs